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CALENDAE 



CLOSE ROLLS 



PRESERVED IN THE 



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PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF 

THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE RECORDS. 



EDWARD I. 

VOL. IV. 
A.D. 1296—1302. 



PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF HIS MAJESTY S PKINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE 
FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT. 



LONDON : 

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OLIVER AND BOYD, Edinburgh ; or 

E. PONSONBY, 116, Grafton Street, Dubllv. 

1906. 



CONTENTS. 



Page. 
Preface - - - - v 

Corrigenda ------ yii 

Calendar ------- 1 

General Index ------ 615 



Wt. 4351 

155228 



( V) 



PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close EoUs from the reign of Edward I. to 
that of Edward IV., the object and character of which 
are explained in the Preface to the first volume for 
the reign of Edward IL (a.d. 1307—1313.) The text 
has been prepared, with the sanction of the Lords 
Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, by Mr. W. H. 
Stevenson, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. 
The Index begun by the late Mr. 0. H. Woodruff, B.C.L., 
has been completed by Mr. C. T. Flower, M.A., of this Office, 
with assistance from Mr. Stevenson. 



H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 



Public Record Office, 
August, 1906. 



Vll 



CORRIGENDA, 



Page 35, line 5, after Essex add (sic), 

,, 108, ,, 13 from foot, /or Cytons read Cycons. 

,, 118, ,, 15, /or Ho thcote 7Y«t^ Hochcote. 

„ 148, ,, 19, add [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 787.] 

,, 239, lines 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, for Henry read Hugh. 

,, 257, line 24, for brought read bought. 

,, 260, ,, 12 from foot, for man read men. 

„ 271, ,, 10 ,, ,, for Mori read Mozi. 

,, 307, ,, 5 ,, ,, after Eva add {sic), 

,, 324, ,, 19, /or Bony n get on rmt/ Bo vynge ton, 

„ 339, ,, 22, /or Hugh r^ac^ Henry. 

,, 844, ,, 19 from foot, after Arlegh, Weth add {sic), 

,,18 ,, ,, for Arnon read Arvon. 

,, 367, ,,22 ,, ,, for Kichard read Robert. 

,, 868, ,,11 ,, ,, /or justice r^ae^ forester. 

,, 374, ,,16 ,, ,, for London read Lincoln. 

,, 889 margin, /or Yarmouth read St. Albans. 

,, 391, line 6 from foot, /or clerks read clerk. 

,, 412, ,,17 ,, ,, for dye read die. 

,, 428, ,,14 ,, ,, for Pecton read Petton. 

„ 426, ,,16 ,, ,, for Regina read Regine. 

,, 436, line 14, for holds read hold. 

,, ,, ,, 18 from foot, for holds read hold. 

,, 437, ,,28 ,, ,, /or holds 7'^a 6^ hold. 

„ 438, ,, 11, /or fess read fees. 

,, 445, ,, 18 from foot, for yeomen read yeoman. 

„ 463, ,, 12 ,, ,, for Mori read Mozi. 

,, 464, ,, 5, for expences read expenses. 

,, 478, ,, 10 from bottom, for son read sons. 

„ 487, ,, 10, for William read Walter. 

,, 498, ,, 19, ./or Hynton r^a^'i? Offynton. 

,, 499, ,, 9, /or de rm</ le. 

,, 504, ,, 7 from foot, for Walter read Henry. 

„ 626, ,, 15 ,, „ for inhibibitions read inhibitions. 

,, 549, ,, 5, for Easter read Exeter. 

,, 577, ,, 21, for son i^ead daughter, 

,, 583, „ 11, for Canterbury read York. 



CALENDAR 



OF 



CLOSE EOLLS. 



25 EDWARD I. 



1296. 

Nov. 23. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



Nov. 21. 
Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



Nov. 22. 

Bury 
St. Edmunds. 



Nov. 23. 

Bury 
St. Edmunds. 



Membrane 24. 

To John de Havering, justice of North Wales. As the king wills that 
the market held on Saturday at Launvoys shall be held henceforth on 
the same day in every week at his town of Beaumaris {de Bello Marisco), 
and that two fairs shall be held at Beaumaris yearly henceforth, one en 
the eve, day and morrow of the Assumption and for five days following, 
and the other on the eve, day and morrow of the Nativity of St. Mary 
and for five days following ; he orders the justice to cause the said 
market and fairs to be proclaimed publicly and to be held in that town. 

To Malcolm de Harl[eye], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a messuage and two carucates of land in Stred- 
legh, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Joan 
Peverel demised them by her deed to Hugh Peverel, deceased, tenant in 
chief of the king, and to Margery, his wife, for their lives, and 
that Margery continued her seisin thereof with Hugh until his 
death, and after his death until the escheator took them into the king's 
hands by reason of Hugh's death, and it appears by a fine levied between 
Hugh and Margery and Joan before Thomas de Weylaund and his fellows, 
late justices of the Bench, which the king has inspected, that the messuage 
and land were demised to Hugh and Margery in form aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Alexander de 
Balliolo of Cavers demised, at Michaelmas in the twenty-second year of 
the king's reign, to Ealph de Eseling a moiety of the manor of Ludenham 
for six years from that feast, and Ealph was in seisin thereof by virtue of 
the demise, the sheriff of Kent took the moiety into the king's hands by 
virtue of the king's order to take into his hands the lands of all those who 
had lands in England and did not dwell in that realm but in the realm of 
Scotland at the time of the war ; as it appears to the king by trustworthy 
testimony that Ealph dwelt in England at the time of the war and was 
always in the king's faith, the king orders the treasurer and barons to 
^ cause the moiety to be delivered to Ealph, with the issues received from it 
in the meantime, if they ascertain that the moiety was thus demised to 
Ealph, and that he was in seisin thereof until it was thus taken into the 
king's hands, and if they were taken into the king's hands solely for this 
reason. 

To Ealph de Berners. Whereas the king has granted to John de 
Balliolo that he shall have in his household (Jiospicio) a huntsman with 
his page {pagetto) and ten coursing dogs to have sport {deductu) therewith, 
he orders Ealph to cause necessaries to be found for tie huntsman, page 
and dogs. ; 

A. 4938. Wt.4851. 400.— 12/6/03. M A 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1 00(5 Membrane 24 — cont, 

March 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the 

Wark, executors of the will of J. late archbishop of York of 4,000 marks by 

which he made fine with the king for a contempt and trespass committed 

by him against the king, as the king has pardoned the executors this sum. 

Vacatedf because othenvise in the roll for the twenty -fourth year. 



Nov. 23. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



Nov. 24. 

Eury 

St. Edmunds. 



Nov. 23. 

Bury 
St. Edmunds. 



Nov. 27. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 

Nov. 25. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



To William Inge, keeper of the lands that belonged to Edmund, the 
king's brother. Order to cause dower to be assigned to , Alice, late the wife 
of John de Monteforti, tenant by knight service of Edmund, upon her 
taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Joan, 
late the wife of William de Valencia, tenant in chief, to be acquitted of 
the relief due to the king for the lands of her inheritance, which were 
taken into the king's hands by reason of William's death, as the king has 
pardoned her what pertains to him of her relief. 

To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to cause W. elect of 
Coventry and Lichfield to have in the forest of La Mare thirty oaks for the 
palings (palicium) of his park at Terne. 

To the keeper of the forest of Shirewode. Order not to permit Isabel 
de Ros or her men to take any of the eight bucks and four does that the 
king lately granted to her in that forest, as the king has granted to her 
in recompence therefor the like number in the forest of Rokingham. 

By K. on the information of W. [elect of] Coventry and Lichfield. 
To the keeper of the forest of Rokyngham. Order to cause Isabel or 
her men to have the aforesaid bucks and does in that forest. 

By K. on the information of W. elect of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To Henry de Cobham, keeper of the islands of Gerseye and Gerneseye. 
Whereas the king has granted to Reginald de Cartreto for his good service 
in the island of Gereseye, the seven tuns of wine that he took for the king's 
use from the king's wines lately captured from the king's enemies in those 
parts, the king orders the keeper to supersede entirely the demand that he 
makes upon Reginald for 35Z. sterling for the king's use for the said seven 
tuns, and to cause him to be acquitted thereof. The king also orders the 
keeper to pay to Reginald the arrears of his wages for the time when he 
was in the king's service in his castle of that island. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has pardoned John le Leutour, citizen of London, the king's 
yeoman, in consideration of his good service to the king in the last 
expedition to Wales, the sixth of his goods and chattels in that city due 
from him by reason of the sixth lately granted to the king by the citizens 
and burgesses of the realm, and order them to cause the demand made 
upon him by summons of the exchequer to be released. 

To the keeper of the Hay of Hereford. Order to cause William de 
Mortuo [Mari], who is setting out for Scotland in the king's service, to 
have in that Hay six oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. 

To the keeper of the forest of Cannock {de Canano), Order to cause 
Master John de Oadamo to have in that forest ten oaks fit for timber, of 
the king's gift. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to cause Eustace le 
Poer to have in the forest of Glencry six bucks and six does, of the king's 
gift. 



25 EDWARD I. 



-t nQ/> Membrane 24 — cant. 

To the king's "bailiff of the Isle of Wight. Order to permit William 
Arnald Duyre., the king's citizen of Bayonne, to load his ship in that 
island with wheat and to take it thus loaded to Bayonne without 
hindrance, arf the king has granted him licence thus to load and take the 
ship. 

Nov. 24. To the keeper of the island of Gerneseye. The king learns from the 

^^^J complaint of Peregrina Darcuson, daughter and heiress of Arnald 

St. Edmunds, j^eymundi Darcuson, late citizen of Bayonne, who lately died in that 
island, that the keeper has put into the king's hands all the goods that 
Arnald Reymundi possessed in that island at the time of his death, both 
his own^ goods and those belonging to others {tarn propria qnavi aliena), 
and det^i^s them to the prejudice of the said daughter and from the 
execut^-^s of the deceased. The king orders the keeper to restore the 
gocds to the daughter and executors, if he ascertain that Arnald was in 
th^^^ king's faith, and that the daughter and executors are likewise in his 
fai^h, and that the goods ought of right to remain to them. 

T.o John de Lythegraynes, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the third of the lands that belonged to William 
de t^alencia, tenant in chief, which third he still retains in the king's 
hands by reason of the dower of Joan, late the wife of the said William, 
as Aymer, son and heir of William, has assigned to Joan with her assent 
for tier dower of the lands that belonged to William in England and Wales 
the manor of Morton, co. Gloucester, the manor of Watdon, in the same 
county, the manor of Sopworth, co. Wilts, the manor of Cherdesle and 
Policote, CO. Buckingham, the manor of Compton, co. Dorset, with the 
advowson of the church of that manor, and the advowson of the church 
of Wridelington, co. Suffolk, the manor of Colingburn, co. Wilts, the 
m-anor of Swyndon, in the same county, and all the lands and rents that 
William acquired in the maner of Braburn, co. Kent, and all the lands 
and rent that he acquired in the manor of Sutton, in the same county, and 
all the lands that he acquired in the manor of Intebergh and Bereford, co. 
Wilts, and all the lands that he acquired in the manor of Goodrich Castle 
{Castri Godr), and 14Z. 5s, 8d. yearly of land and rent that he acquired in 
CO. Pembroke, as appears to the king by inspection of an indented deed 
made between Aymer and Joan and sealed with her seal. 



Nov. 15, 

Bury 

Si Edmunds. 



Nov. 24. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



Nov. 24. 
Bury 

St. Edmunds. 

Nov. 25. 
Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



To the keeper of the forest of Shirewode. Order not to permit Isabel 
de Eos or her men to take anything in that forest by reason of the king's 
grant to her of eight bucks and four does in that forest, as the king has 
granted to her in recompence as many bucks and does in the forest of 
Rokyngham. If she have had all or any of the bucks and does, the keeper 
is ordered to certify the king without delay of the number. 

To the keeper of the forest of Rokyngham. Order to cause the said 
Isabel to have eight bucks and four does in that forest, in recompence for 
the like number granted to her in the forest of Shirewode. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. The king learns from the 
complaint of the master of St. John's hospital, Down (Duno), that the 
justiciary has caused to be taken into the king's hands cert^^in lands in 
the adjoining parts that the master had acquired for the maintenance of 
the poor living in that hospital, by reason of the statute of mortmain that 
the king caused to be made within the realm of England as if that statute 
had been sent to Ireland and there published. As it is testified before 
the king by Master Thomas Cantok, chancellor of Ireland, that the 



CALENDAE OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



inQfj Membrane 24: — cont, 

statute has not yet been published in Ireland, the king orders the justiciary 
to cause the lands to be replevied to the master, to be held by him until 
after the parliament after Easter next, on condition that he shall answer 
to the king for the issues received thence in the meantime in case they 
ought to pertain to the king. 

The like letters for the prior and convent of St. Patrick, Down. 

Nov. 27. To John de Lythegraynes, escheator beyond Trent, guardian of the 

Bury archbishopric of York. Order to permit Thomas de Weston, the king's 

St. Edmunds, bailiff of Holdernesse, to take in the park of the archbishopric at Beverley 

ten bucks and fifty does in order to stock therewith the king's park of 

Sprotteleye, which is in his custody, as the king has enjoined upon him. 



Dec. 5. 

Nayland 
(LaNeylaund) 



Nov. 24. 

Bury 
SL Edmunds. 



MEMBRANE 23. 

To Master Eichard de Abyndon, late keeper of the archbishopric of 
Dublin. As the king wills that Brother William de Hothum,^ elect to 
that archbishopric, shall be preferred to others in buying the* ploughs, 
plough-cattle {affrorum) and other goods of the king within the archbishopric, 
he orders Eichard to retain for the king's use the corn of the archbishopric 
now in the barns which the king has decided to send to Gascony, and to 
demise to the elect before others the other goods of' the king there to be 
sold by Eichard, if the elect will buy them at a reasonable price. [Prynne, 
Records^ iii, p. 773.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John le 
Leutur to be acquitted of IIL 2s. ^d, due to the exchequer by reason of 
the sixth lately granted to the king in the city of London, as the king has 
pardoned him this sum for his good service to the king in the war in 
Wales and elsewhere. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland, the king's bailiff of Tyndale. Order 
to resume into the king's hands the lands that John Comyn of Badenagh 
holds of A. bishop of Durham, and to keep them safely until otherwise 
ordered, so that he may answer fully to the exchequer for the issues 
thereof from the time of the king's first order to take into his hands the 
lands of those of Scotland, certifying the king without delay and the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer on the morrow of St. Hilary next 
how he shall have executed this order, although the king granted to the 
bishop that the lands of all his tenants who held immediately of him in 
that county that the king caused to be seised into his hands by reason of 
their rebellion should be in the bishop's hands, provided that the lands of 
the under-tenants of such tenants should be restored to the under-tenants, 
and that those under-tenants who held immediately of the said tenants 
should do to the bishop by reason of the lands that they thus held of the 
said tenants the services therefore due and accustomed, until the king 
should otherwise ordain, wherefore the king ordered the sheriff to cause 
to be delivered to the bishop the lands of all his immediate tenants 
then in the king's hands, retaining in the king's hands the lands of those, 
who are in the king's prison if they held any immediately of the bishop, 
and the sheriff delivered [to the bishop] the lands of the said John, who 
holds of the bishop, by reason of the said order, which he had taken into 
the king's hands by pretext of the king's order to take into his hands the 
lands of all those of the realm of Scotland having lands in England and 
in Scotland and who do not dwell in the realm of England. 



25 EDWAED I. 



2296. Membrane 23 — cont, 

Dec. 7. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause the prior of the Hospital 

Nayland. Qf g^^ Jqj^j^ ^f Jerusalem in England to have seisin of a messuage and 
four acres of land in Aldeston, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
the sheriff that the messuage and land, which William de Veteri Ponte, 
who was outlawed for felony, held, have been in the king's hands for a 
year and a day, and that William held them of the prior, and that Michael 
de Hartecla now holds them and has had the king's year and day 
thereof, for which he ought to answer to the king. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to deliver in bail Hugh le Mareschal 
of Refham, imprisoned in Lincoln gaol for the death of Thomas le 
Tyghler, wherewith he is charged, as the king learns by the record of 
Eichard de Byngham and John de Anesleye, justices appointed to deliver 
that gaol, that he slew him in self-defence. 

Dec. 7. To the sheriff of Norfolk. It is shown to the king on behalf of Alan 

Nayland. Houel, who is staying with Hugh Bardolf in the king's service by his order 
in Gascony, that whereas Alan ought to have and had at the time when 
he set out for Gascony his free chace, for himself and his men, with his 
cattle (averiis) and other goods, over (ultra) a certain way that leads from 
his messuage in Swenyngton to his pasture in that town, John Est and 
Simon Est, while Alan was thus in the king's service and under his 
protection, blocked up the said way after Alan had commenced his journey, 
so that Alan and his men cannot use the said chace as they ought and as 
they have been wont heretofore, to his damage and contrary to the form of 
the king's protection aforesaid. The king, wishing to provide for Alan's 
indemnity, as he is bound to do, orders the sheriff to go in person to the 
place aforesaid and to make inquisition, if need be, concerning this matter, 
and, if he find that it is as stated, to cause the way to be unblocked, and 
to cause Alan to have the same estate as to having his chace in it as he 
had on the day when he commenced his journey, and to maintain him in 
such estate for so long as he shall be in the king's service in the parts 
aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to deliver in bail Adam de Lymhus, 
imprisoned in Colchester gaol for the death of Ralph Rycher, wherewith 
he is charged, as the king learns by the record of John Fyllol and his 
fellows, justices appointed to deliver that gaol, that he slew him in self- 
defence. 

To Malcolm de Harle, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause to be 
restored to Margery, late the wife of Hugh Peverel, the issues received by 
him from a messuage and two carucates of land in Stredlegh, which Joan 
Peverel demised to Hugh and Margery for their lives, and wherewith the 
king lately ordered the escheator not to intermeddle further [as at page 1 
above] . 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause Robert de Londonia to have 
seisin of an acre of land in Steeple Bumpstead {Bumstede ad Turrim), as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the land, which 
William Bryan, the younger, who was hanged for felony, held, has been 
in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that William held it of 
Robert, and that Roger Baillol now holds the land and has had the king's 
year and day thereof, for which he ought, to answer to the king. 

Dec. 15. To the king's clerks and others appointed to take corn in cos. Wilts, 

Nayland. Dorset and Devon and to send it to Gascony. As Henry de Lacy, earl of 

Lincoln, is now staying in Gascony in the king's service by his order at 



Dec. 7. 

Bures 

St. Mary, 



Dec. 9. 

Bures. 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



^296. 



Dec. 16, 
Nayland. 



Dec. 22. 

Belassis. 



Dec. 26- 

Ipswich. 



Dec. 26. 
Ipswich. 



Membrane 23 — co7it. 

great cost and expense, the king orders them not to intermeddle with the 
earl's own corn in those counties by reason of the order aforesaid, but to 
permit the earl's men and attorneys to take the corn that they now have 
ready for his use for despatch to him in Gascony thither without hindrance, 
when they shall bring it to certain places on the sea coast. When 
sufficient ships for the king's use shall have been taken by them for his 
corn to be sent to Gascony now by William de Tholouse and . afterwards 
about the Purification, the king wills that the earl's men and attorneys 
may hire ships to carry the corn, and they are ordered to aid and counsel 
them when required, provided that the corn and other necessaries that the 
king has ordered to be sent to Gascony by the said William shall not be 
delayed in any way by reason of this order. 

To the keeper of the forest of Essex. Order to cause the Friars l^inors 
at Colchester to have in that forest four leafless oaks for fuel, of the king's 
gift. 

To the constable of Eokingham castle. Order [to deliver] to the wife 
of William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, the king's houses 
within that castle to dwell in the same during his pleasure, retaining in 
the king's hands the Tower and other houses there necessary for the 
custody of the prisoners, delivering the other houses to the countess. 

[Cancelled,] 

To the same. Order to deliver to the wife of the said earl the other 
houses in the castle besides the Tower and the houses necessary for the 
custody of the prisoners, which he is to retain in the king's hands, as the 
king has lent his houses within the castle to her for her residence during 
his pleasure. 

To the king's taker of corn in co. Suffolk. Order not to intermeddle 
in any way with taking the corn of Robert de Tybotot in that county, as 
the king wishes to provide for his indemnity because he is in his service 
in Gascony by his order. 

The like for Eobert for cos. Cambridge, Warwick, Leicester, York, 
Lincoln, Essex and Nottingham. 

The like in favour of Hugh de Yeer, who is staying in Gascony in the 
king's service, for cos. Suffolk, Cambridge, Buckingham and Berks. 

The like in favour of William de Fleg, who is staying with Hugh in the 
said parts, for co. Essex. 

The like in favour of John Carbonel, who is staying with Hugh there, 
for COS. Suffolk and Essex. 

The like in favour of William de Banus, who is staying with Hugh 
there, for co. Cambridge. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver in bail John Sabern, 
imprisoned in Neugate for the death of John de Castelford, wherewith he 
is charged, as the king learns by the record of Ealph de Sandwyco and his 
fellows, justices appointed to deliver that gaol, that he slew him in self- 
defence. 

Vacated, because he did not have it. 

To the king's takers of corn in cos. Essex and Hertford. Order not to 
intermeddle in any way with taking the corn of Robert son of Walter, as 
he is staying in the king's service in Gascony by his order, wherefore the 
king wishes to provide for his indemnity, as he is bound to do. 

The like in his favour for cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 



25 EDWAKD I. 



1296. Membrane 23 — cont. 

The like in favour of John de Fulburn for co. Cambridge. 
The like in favour of Guy Ferre for cos. Oxford, Surrey, Essex and 
Suffolk. 

The like in favour of Walter le Wylour, who is, staying with Kobert son 
of Walter in those parts. 

The like in favour of Geoffrey de Capell[is], who is staying with William 
le Latymer in the said parts, by the testimony of John de Lond[onia], for 
CO. Suffolk. 

The like in favour of Henry de Helyun, who is staying with Eobert de 
Tybetot there, for cos. Suffolk and Essex. 

The like in favour of the following, who are staying with Robert son of 
Walter in the said parts : 

Richard Punchardun for co. Lancaster. 

Robert de la Warde for cos. Derby, Warwick and Leicester. 

William Bozoun for co. Norfolk. 

William de Wauton for co. Cambridge. 

Robert de la Warde and William Bagot for co. Stafford. 

Reginald de Nodariis, William de Hamyngfeld, William de Wauton, 

and Thomas Fullol for co. Essex. 
Walter le Parker for co. Hertford. 

Richard de Farnham and Roger le Paneter for co. Essex. 
William de Hanyngfeld for co. Suffolk. 

MEMBRANE 22. 

^^Sept. 28. To the king's taker of corn in co. Somerset. Order not to intermeddle 
Ipswich, in any way with taking the corn of John de Meriete, who is staying in 
Gascony in the king's service by his order, wherefore the king wishes to 
provide for his indemnity, as he is bound to do. 

The like in favour of Simon de Cokefeld, who is staying there with 
Robert de Tybotot, for co. Suffolk. 

The like in favour of Simon de Monte Acuto, who is staying there, for 
cos. Somerset and Devon. 

By K. on the testimony of Robert son of Payn. 
The like in favour of John de Maundeville and John de Gorges, who is 
staying with Ralph de Gorges there, for co. Somerset. 

On the testimony of the said Robert. 
The like in favour of Alexander Cheverel, who is staying there with 
John de Mohun, for co. Wilts. 

On the testimony of the said Robert. 

The like in favour of John de Mohun, who is staying there, for cos. 

Devon and Somerset. On the testimony of the said Robert. 

The like in favour of Ralph de Gorges, who is staying there, for cos. 

Southampton, Warwick, Somerset, Dorset, Northampton, and Devon. 

On the testimony of the said Robert. 
The like in favour of Ralph Paunkel, who is staying there with Robert 
de Tybetot, for co. Cambridge. 

By the testimony of Robert de. Doufhous. 
The like in favour of the following, who are staying with Robert 
there : 

Baldwin de Maneriis, Simon de Cockesfeld, and John le Meigne in 
COS. Norfolk and Suffolk. By the testimony of Robert de Dufhus. 
Baldwin de Maneriis for cos. Northampton and Cambridge. 

By the like testimony. 

* An error for December. 



CALENDAE OP CLOSE BOLLS. 



1296. 



Dec. 30. 

Ipswich, 



1297, 

Jan. 2. 

Ipswicli. 

Jan. 8. 
Ipswich. 

Jan. 4. 

Ipswich. 



Jan. 10. 
Ipswich. 

Jan. 20. 

Harwich. 



Jan. 17. 
Harwich. 



Jan. 28. 
Castleacre. 

Jan. 29. 
Castleacre. 



1296. 

Dec. 28. 
Ipswich. 



Membrane 22 — cont, 

Roger de Thornton for co. Stafford. By the like testimony. 

John le Moigne and Eoger de Thornton for co. Cambridge. 

By the like testimony. 
The like in favour of Master Arnald Lupi de Tillio, who is staying there 
in the king's service, for co. Norfolk. 

By the testimony of John de Benstede. 

The like in favour of Eustace de Hacche, who is staying there, for 
CO. Surrey. 

The like in favour of the said Eustace for cos. Sussex, Suffolk, 
Somerset, Berks, Lincoln, Hertford, Wilts, Warwick, Northampton and 
Kent. 

The like in favour of John de la Mare for co. Essex. 

The like in favour of John Lestrange {Extraneus) for cos. Salop, 
Norfolk send Cambridge. 

The like in favour of Arnald de Montiniaco for cos. Essex, Hertford and 
Suffolk. 

The like in favour of Thomas de Maidenhache for cos. Norfolk, Essex 
and Warwick. 

The like in favour of Thomas de Moeso for cos. Essex and Suffolk. 

The like in favour of Robert son of Nigel for cos. Buckingham and 
Oxford. 

The like in favour of William de Mortuo Mari for cos. Buckingham and 
Somerset. 

The like in favour of the said William for cos. Berks and Gloucester. 

The like in favour of William le Latymer, the elder, for cos. Bedford 
and Kent. 

The like for William de Grandisono for cos. Hereford, Kent, Wilts and 
Berks. 

The like for Peter de Cusancia for cos. Hereford, Berks, Bucks and 
Southampton. By the testimony of the Gerardi. 

The like in favour of Simon de Monte Acuto, for co. Somerset. 
The like in favour of William le Lung, for co. Gloucester. 
The like in favour of Gilbert Pecche, for co. Lincoln. 
The like in favour of Nicholas de Sancto Mauro, for co. Cambridge. 

The like in favour of William de Eos of Hamelak, for cos. Lincoln and 
Norfolk. 

The like in favour of Laurence de Sancto Mauro for cos. Somerset, 
Nottingham and Wilts. 

The like in favour of John de Insula for cos. Wilts and Southampton. 

The like in favour of John Huse, who is staying there with John <3.e 
Sancto Mauro, for cos. Wilts and Dorset. 

The like in favour of Hugh de Alditheleye for cos. Gloucester and 
Oxford. 

To the king's takers of corn in co. Warwick. Order not to intermeddle 
with the corn of the abbot, prior and convent of Westminster within the 
manors of Knolle and Graston, which the king granted to them for 
celebrating the anniversary of Queen Eleanor, his late consort, and to 
restore to them anything that they may have taken from them. 



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1296. 



Dec. 29. 
Ipswich, 



Dec. 30. 
Ipswich. 



1297. 

Jan. 2. 
Ipswich. 



Jan. 4. 
Ipswich - 



Jan. 10. 
Ipswich. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

The like in their favour for the following counties : — 
Co. Kent for the corn in the manor of Westerham. 
Co. Middlesex for the corn in the manors of Hodeford and Padynton. 
Co. Bucks for the corn in the manors of Turveston and Denham. 
Co. Essex for the corn in the manors of Bridebrok. 

To Eobert Tybotot, justiciary of "West Wales, or him who supplies his 
place. Order to cause Joan, late the wife of William de Valencia, some- 
time earl of Pembroke, the king's uncle, to have seisin of the lands that 
William at his death held of the king in chief of her inheritance, as the 
king has taken her homage therefor. 

The like to Walter de la Haye, escheator in Ireland. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 
the executors of the said William to have free administration of the goods 
and chattels that belonged to him in Ireland, for the execution of his will, 
upon their finding security to render to the exchequer any debts due thereto 
from him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. As Robert de Veer, 
earl of Oxford, died some time before the laity of the realm 
granted to the king a twelfth of their goods, the king orders them 
to cause order to be given to the taxors and collectors of the twelfth 
aforesaid in all counties wherein there are goods of the deceased to super- 
sede entirely the taxation and collection from such goods by reason of 
the twelfth aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Patrick, earl of March, has shown 
the king that the sheriff has taken into the king's hands his lands by 
reason of the king's order to take into the king's hands the lands of 
those of Scotland, and he has requested the king to restore them to him : 
the king therefore orders the sheriff to restore them to Patrick, if they 
were taken into the king's hands solely for this reason. 

To Malcolm de Harlegh, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to William de Umfram- 
vile, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that William 
at his death held nothing of the king in chief, by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the keeper of the forest of Shirwode. Order to cause Richard le 
Clerk, constable of Notyngham castle, to have in that forest twenty oaks 
in order to repair the bridge and granary of the castle. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause a viewer 
of the king's works in the castle of Notingham to be elected in place of 
John Pouterel, deceased. 

To the king's takers of corn in co. Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle 
in any way with levying the corn of Aymer de Valencia, the king's cousin, 
in his manor of Edelmeston. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. As William de Valencia, 
the king's uncle, late earl of Pembroke, died some time before the laity of 
the realm granted to the king a twelfth of their goods, the king orders 
them to give orders to the taxoys and collectors of the twelfth aforesaid in 
every county wherein there are goods of his to supersede entirely the 
taxation and collection of the said goods by reason of the twelfth. 



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1297. 
Jan. 12. 
Harwich. 



Jan. 8. 
Ipswich. 



Jan. 14. 

Harwich. 



Jan. 18. 
Harwich. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Order to cause 
William le Getour of Dover to be acquitted of 20 marks due to the king 
for- a ship that belonged to the wife of Robert de Gosford of St. Valery 
and John, his son, the king's enemies, which was lately arrested with other 
ships of the power of the king of France by the mayor and bailiffs, and 
which the king ordered to be delivered to William for the aforesaid sum, 
and the ship was afterwards driven by the violence of the sea from the 
port of Yarmouth to the land of Friesland, and was there detained until 
Robert and John took it thence, as appears by inquisition that the king 
caused to be made by the mayor and bailiffs. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order not to intermeddle in any way with 
taking the corn of William de Valencia, late earl of Pembroke, as the king 
wishes to show special favour to the executors of his will. 

The like to the sheriffs of Gloucester, Wilts, Oxford, Dorset, 
Southampton, Buckingham, Hertford, Essex, Kent, Middlesex, Norfolk, 
Suffolk, Nottingham, Lincoln and Northumberland. 

Memorandum^ that Isabel, late the wife of John de Vescy, the elder, 
daughter of Agnes de Bello Monte, did homage to the king at Ipswich, on 
29 December, for the barony of Garal, in the county of Fyf in Scotland, 
which she had by the release and quit -claim of her mother. 

To the king's takers of corn in co. Middlesex. Order not to inter- 
meddle in any way with the corn of the master and brethren of the 
military order of the Temple in England, as the king has granted to them 
that nothing of their corn shall be taken at present for his use. 

The like in their favour to the sheriffs of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, 
Southampton, Wilts, Worcester, Gloucester, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, 
Cornwall, Hereford, Oxford, Berks, Salop, Stafford, Warwick, Leicester, 
Nottingham, Derby, York, Lincoln, Rutland, Northampton, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Buckingham, Bedford, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Her [tjford. 

To Hugh de Busshey, escheator in co. Chester. Whereas the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Urian de Sancto Petro, who held 
at his death certain lands of the king in chief in that bailiwick, held therein 
of the heirs of Bonbury the manor of Pecforton in socage by the service of 
25. ; and of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England 
a carucate of land in Rydeleng by the service of 12d, ; and of Roger de 
Spurstou and his parceners, lords of Spurstou and Halghton, a carucate 
of land in Spurston and Halghton by the service of a rose ; and of Hova 
son (Jil) of Eyngnon a twelfth of the lordship of Rydeleng, Spurston and 
Halghton by the service of Id. ; and of Henry del Boure 7 acres of land in 
Fadyleng by the service of a rose ; and of Robert de Praers a third of 
Cherleton by the service of ^d. and two saltpans in Nantwich {in Vico 
MaW) by the service of 12cZ. ; and of Roger de Wolaston and David son 
of Richard de Bonbury a mill and a half in Horsleg by the service of 18<i. ; 
and of Richard de Sutton two burgages in Malpas {in Malo Passu) and two 
salt-pans in Fulwick {in Fuhvico) by the service of 21d. and a pair of 
gloves, yearly for all services, and that Urian son of John de Sancto 
Petro is the nearest heir of Urian and is aged seventeen years ; wherefore 
the custody of the lands aforesaid that are held in socage ought not to 
pertain to the king according to the law and custom of those parts. The 
king therefore orders the escheator to retain in the king's hands the lands 
that are held of the king, and not to intermeddle further with the other 
lands that are held in socage^ if they are in the king's hands solely by 
reason of Urian's death. 



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11 



1297. 

Jan. 16. 
Harwich. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 
released to John de Bello Campo, son and heir of John de Bello Campo, 
tenant in chief, the demand made upon him for scutage for the king^s 
use for the armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth years of the reign, 
as it appears to the king that John, the father, did the service due to him 
in those armies. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to deliver to Robert de Drayton, Stephen 
de Gosford and John Oliver a ship each with all its tackle from the best 
of the ships that were captured from the king's enemies at sea near 
Ravenesere, which were forfeited to the king and are in the sheriff's 
custody, as the king has granted a ship to each of them. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to deliver to Adam de Welle the 
ship and its tackle that were lately captured from the king's enemies at 
Waynflet, as the king has given it to Adam. By K. 



Jan. 24. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 

Jan. 28. 

Castleacre, 



Membrane 21. 

Jan. 22. To the king's takers of corn in co. Stafford. Order not to intermeddle 
Belassise, in any way with taking the corn of the prior and brethren of the 

Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, as the king has granted 

to them that nothing shall be taken from their corn for his use. 

The like in their favour for the counties of Derby, Westmoreland, 

Northumberland, Cumberland, Somerset, Cambridge, Bedford, Warwick, 

and Lancaster. 

To John de Lythegr[aynes], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Mary, late the wife of William Heyrun, tenant in 
chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause the prior of Chaucumbe to 
have seisin of a messuage and 5 acres of land in Westcote, as the king 
leapns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the messuage and land, 
which Andrew de Westcote, who was hanged for felony, held, have been 
in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Andrew held them of 
the prior, and that the township of Westcote still holds them in the king's 
name and has had his year and day thereof, for which it ought to answer 
to him. 

To Osbert de Spaldyngton. Order to cause the king's baliste, quarrels 
and all his other things that are in the munition of the castle of Werk and 
in Osbert's custody to be carried without delay to the castle of Berewyk, 
and to cause them to be there kept safely until the king shall otherwise 
ordain. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to deliver in bail Robert de 
Cla worth, imprisoned at Notyngham for the death of Richard son of 
William Torkard of Chilewelle, wherewith he is charged, as the king 
learns by the record of Richard de Byngham and John de Anesleye, his 
justices appointed to deliver that gaol, that he slew him in self-defence. 

Feb. 1. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order not to distrain John Braban of 

Castleacre, Stanford, whom the king lately ordered him to distrain to go to Berwick- 
on- Tweed with other citizens and burgesses of the realm, as the king 
wills for certain reasons that John shall not go thither. 

By K, on the information of the bishop of Chester. 
[ParL Writs,] 



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OALENDAE OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 

Jan. 29. 

Castleacre. 



Feb. 3. 
Walsingham 



Feb. 4. 
Walsingham 



Feb. 3. 

Walsingham, 



Feb. 5. 

Walsingham. 



Feb. 6. 
Walsingham. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

To Malcolm de Harlegh, escbeator this side Trent. Order to take into 
the king's hands for certain reasons immediately on sight hereof all the 
lands, goods and chattels of Joan, countess of Gloucester and Hertford, 
in England and Wales and in the marches of Wales, and to cause them 
to be kept safely until otherwise ordered. He is warned not to omit to do 
this as he loves himself and his things and wishes to escape the king's 
wrath, certifying the king without delay as to how he has executed this 
order. 

The like to John de Lythegr[aynes], escheator beyond Trent. 

To John de Lythegr[aynes], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
John, son and heir of William de Lungvilers, to have seisin of the lands 
that his father held at his death of the king in chief, as the king has taken 
his homage. By proof [of age] taken before the king. 

To the keeper of the forest of Rokingham. Order to cause the prior 
and brethren of the Friars Preachers at Staunford to have in that forest 
ten oaks fit for timber to make therewith the aisles (alas) of their church. 
Vacated, because [it is] in the appended scheduled' 

To Henry de Cobham, keeper of the islands of Gerneseye and Gereseye. 
Whereas the king lately ordered the keeper to present Ranulph son of 
Peter Maret, clerk, who had sustained great damages by the conflict lately 
had in the island of Gereseye between the men of that island and certain 
aliens, enemies of the kii3|:, to the church of St. Heliers [Elirii) in that 
island if it was void, and another had been presented thereto before 
Ranulph came to the keeper with the king's writ, as the king learns, so 
that Ranulph obtained {executus, for assecutus) no advantage by the writ -, 
and the church of St. Brelade (Breelardi) in that island, pertaining to the 
king's gift, as he learns, is now void: the king orders the keeper to present 
Ranulph to the latter church to the diocesan on the king's behalf, if it be 
void and if he be more suitable than others. 

To the same. As some {non nulli) men of those islands have come to 
the king in England and have complained to him, beseeching him to 
cause justice to be done to some of them concerning certain exactions and 
distraints made upon them by the keeper for certain ferms to be rendered 
to him from the tithes that belonged to certain Normans in those islands 
that had been demised to them at ferm and that were afterwards entirely 
burnt by the king's enemies, and to some of them concerning certain 
trespasses and wrongs wilfully and without reasonable cause committed 
upon them by the keeper and his ministers ; the king, wishing to show 
them full justice, orders the keeper to be with him in fifteen days from 
Easter next, sufficiently instructed for himself and his ministers, to 
answer to the said men concerning the premises and to do and receive 
further what the king's court shall consider in this behalf. It is provided 
that the king's castles in the islands shall be sufficiently put in a position 
of defence {muniantur) before the keeper leaves the islands, placing in 
them such keepers as he shall be willing to answer for. 

To Edmund, earl of Cornwall. Whereas the king has promised and is 
bound to cause his (vestrum) sealt to be affixed to certain letters made con- 
cerning the alliance (confederacione) entered into between the king, for 



* This schedule is now missing. 

f The vestrum here would seem, from the separate* reference to the earl's seal lower 
down, to be an error for nostrum, unless the latter is a mistake of vestro for nostra. 



25 EDWAED I. 



13 



2297 Membrane 21 — conU 

himself and his heirs, on the one part, and Sir Guy, count of Flanders, 
for himself and his heirs, on the other, together with the earl's (yestro) seal 
and the seals of certain of the king's earls and barons; the king requests 
him to cause his seal to be placed without delay to the said letters, which 
the bearer of the presents brings to him. 

The like separately to Koger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of 
England, Eobert de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Robert son of Eoger. 

Feb. 6. To Malcolm de Harlegh, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Walsingham, Benedict de Blakenham, son and heir of Benedict de Blakenham, to have 

seisin of the land that his father at his death held of the king in chief, as 

the king has taken his homage. By proof [of age] taken before the king. 

Feb. 6. To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause proclamation to be made 

Walsingham. i^ all market towns and other good towns and ports of that county 
according to the form enclosed in the presents, and to cause all men of 
the power of the count of Flanders taken by reason of the present war in 
his bailiwick to be released, as an alliance and bond of friendship has 
been entered into between the king and the count of Flanders to endure 
for ever, and it was agreed on both sides that merchants and other 
persons whatsoever of the king's realm and of the lands subject to his 
dominion and vice versa merchants and others of Flanders and the other 
lands of the count and the lands subject to him may freely and securely 
come, stay, and ply merchandise and other affairs, the former in Flanders 
and any other lands subject to the count's power, and the latter in the 
king's realm and the lands subjected to his dominion. 

[The form referred to in the preceding.] 

* Por ceo que aliance e amistS especiale sont affermez entre nostre seignur le 
rey d' Engleterre e le conte de Flandres, 'pur eiix e pur leur heirs, a durer a touz 
joursj nous comandoms, de par le dit nostre seignur le rey, qe totes gentz de 
FlandreSf marchantz e autres, peussent desoremes sauvement e seurement 
repoirer en roiaume d'Engleterre e par tot ailleurs en son poer, ove totes 
leur marchandises e touz leur autres Mens, franchement e peisihlement, 
e ausi seurement demorer, aler, e revenir, fair] mer e par terre, e marchander 
come nul merchant d' Engleterre on d'ailleurs, dont qitil soit, E defendoms 
a touz, sur forfeture de vie e de membre, de terres e de chateux e de quanqu'il 
vorront forfaire, qe nul ne leur die ne face mal nemoleste, damage, grevance ne 
destorbance, quil ne peussent sauvement e seurement venir, demorer, aler, e 
revenir, par mer e par terre, e marchander en la fourme avantdite, E si nul 
du poer le dit . . conte soit arestu par acheisun de ceste guerre, qe meintenant 
soit delivres, queu part quHl soit,' 

The like writs with the same schedule are sent to all the sheriffs of 
England and to Stephen de Penecestre, warden of the Cinque Ports. 

The like to Eeginald de Grey, justice of Chester, John de Havering, 
justice of North Wales, Eobert Tybotot, justice of West Wales. 

The like to Master Thomas Cantok, chancellor of Ireland. 

The like to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, keeper of the realr^ and 
land of Scotland, 

To Malcolm de Harl[egh], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Hilaria, late the wife of Hugh Talemasch, tenant 
in chief. 

To Sir G. count of Flanders and marquess of Namur. Eequest that 
he will cause to be arrested and sent speedily to the king in England 



Feb. 8. 

Castleacre, 



Feb. 6. 
Walsingham, 



14 CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



2297; Membrane 21 — cont, 

those persons whose names are contained in a schedule delivered by the 
king to the lord of Blamound, the count's knight, and to be shown by 
him to the count, such persons being disloyal to the king (qui contra 
fidem nostram existunt), if they are found in the count's dominions. The 
king will do the like for the count whenever desired by him in regard to 
those found in the king's realm who are disloyal to the count. 

Feb. 8. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause Thomas de Furnivall[is] to have 

Castleacre. seisin of two messuages, two tofts, 5 acres of land, Aid, of rent in Sheffeud, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the premises, 
which William Gamelstepson, who was outlawed for felony, held, have 
been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that William held 
them of Thomas, and that the township of Sheffeud now holds them and 
has had the king's year and day thereof, for which it ought to answer to 
the king. 

Feb. 12. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to take into the king's hands without 

Ely. delay all the lay fees of all the clergy of his bailiwick, as well archbishops, 

bishops and men of religion as other clerks of whatsoever estate they may 
be, together with the goods and chattels found in them, and to cause them 
to be kept safely so that neither they or anyone else shall lay hands upon 
them until the king shall otherwise ordain. [Prynne, Records, iii, p, 694.] 
The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid,] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas 
de Corewen and Hugh de Moleton to be acquitted of 35 marks due to the 
exchequer, to wit Thomas 20 marks and Hugh 101. , for their issues 
forfeited before the justices of the Bench in the twentieth year of the 
reign, in which year they were appointed collectors in co. Cumberland of 
the fifteenth granted to the king by the laity, and they were ordered by 
the treasurer and barons on the king's behalf not to go outside that 
county but to attend to the collection and levying of the fifteenth, as the 
king has pardoned them these sums. By bill of the exchequer. 

To the same. Order to cause John Giffard of Brymesfeld to be 
acquitted of the demand made upon him for scutage for the armies of 
Wales in the fifth and tenth years of the king's reign, as it appears to the 
king that John did his full service in the said armies. 

Feb. 12. To Malcolm de Harl[egh], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 

Ely. intermeddle further with the lands of Elias de Hauvill, as the king learns 

by inquisition taken by the escheator that Elias at his death held nothing 

of the king in chief by reason whereof the custody of his l^nds ought to 

pertain to the king. 

To John de Lythegr[eynes], escheator beyond Trent. Order to take 
into the king's hands certain lands in the manor of Glassanby, and to 
cause them to be kept safely until further orders, as the king learns that 
the prior of Carlisle has entered certain lands in that manor, which is 
held of the king in chief, without his licence. 



Membrane 20. 

Feb. 12. To the taxors and collectors of the twelfth in co. Warwick. Order to 

Ely, supersede entirely the taxation and levying by reason of the twelfth of the 

goods and chattels of the abbot and convent of Westminster in their 



25 EDWAED I. 



15 



1297. 



Feb. 17. 

St. Albans, 



Feb. 18. 
Langley. 



Feb. 18. 
Langley. 



Feb. 17. 

St. Albans, 



Feb. 18. 
Langley. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

manors of Kirelle and Grafton, in that county, which the king lately 
granted to them for the yearly celebration of the anniversary of Queen 
Eleanor, his late consort, and for certain alms every week for her soul, as 
the king wills that nothing shall be levied from them for this reason. 
[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 765.] 

The like in favour of the abbot and convent in the following counties : 

Co. Buckingham, for the manors of Denham and Turveston. 

Co. Essex for the manor of Bridebrok. 

Co. Middlesex, for the manor of Hodeford. 

Go. Kent, for the manors of Westerham and Edelmebrigg. {Ibid,'\ 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver in bail Eobert le Dorturer, ^ 
imprisoned in Neugate for the death of Albertinus Poncii, wherewith he 
is charged, as the king learns by the record of Kalph de Sandwyco and 
John le Breton, justices appointed to deliver that gaol, that he slew him 
in self-defence. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Isabel, late the wife of Fulk de Penebrugg, tenant 
of the heir of Kichard de Harecurt, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 
wardship, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 
licence. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Alice, late the 
wife of Warin de Insula, tenant in chief, as she has taken oath before the 
king that she will not marry without his licence. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of 
Eampton, co. Cambridge, and Fynebergh, co. Suffolk, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that the aforesaid Alice was enfeoffed 
thereof jointly with the said Warin, to have to them and to the heirs of 
Warin of the chief lords of the fee, and that she peacefully continued her 
seisin thereof from the time of the feoffment until Warin 's death and 
after his death until the manors were taken into the king's hands by the 
escheator. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
all ports and market towns of that county that it is the king's pleasure, 
in order that Guy, count of Flanders and marquess of Namur, his friend 
and ally, may more easily sustain the war against the king of France, 
that merchants of the king's power may take corn, victuals, and other 
wares from the realm of England and the king's other lands to Flanders, 
and that merchants of Flanders may buy them in England and take 
them thence to Flanders, upon paying the right and usual customs 
thereon. 

The like to the sheriffs of Northumberland, Cumberland, Lancaster, 
York, Lincoln, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, Sussex, Southampton, 
Somerset, Dorset, Gloucester, Devon, Cornwall, and Middlesex. 

William de Espeley, imprisoned at Newcastle-on-Tyne for the death of 
William le Fenrother, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of Northumberland to bail him until the first assize in those parts. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, and to the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to take into the king's hands the 
castle, manor and county of Kildare, with all their appurtenances and 
liberties, and also whatsoever William de Vescy had or might have had 



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CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 



Feb. 17. 

St. Albans. 



Feb. 22. 
Odiham. 



Feb. 22. 

Odiham. 



Feb. 25. 
Amesbury. 



Membrane 20 — cont 

in Ireland, and to cause them to be kept safely until the king shall other- 
wise ordain, so that answer shall be made to the said exchequer for the 
issues thereof, as William has granted and rendered to the king the said 
castle, manor and county, with all their appurtenances and liberties, to 
wit whatever William had or might have had in Ireland, to have for ever 
quit of William, as is more fully contained in his charters made to 
the king. 

Whereas the king learns by the record of Ralph de Sandwyco and John 
le Bretun, his justices appointed to deliver Neugate gaol, that Robert le 
Dorturer, imprisoned therein for the death of Albertinus Poncii, where- 
with he is charged, slew him in self-defence, the king, moved by piety, 
has pardoned him the suit of his peace that pertains to him for the death 

aforesaid [Incomplete.] 

Vacated, because it is on the Patent RolL 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
7 November, in the sixth year of his reign, took the homage of Roger de 
Moubray, son and heir of Roger de Moubray, tenant in chief, for the lands 
that his father held of the king and rendered them to him, and afterwards 
on 26 November, in the eighth year of his reign, granted to him, for a 
fine of 200 marks that he made with the king, to be paid at the following 
feast of All Souls, the scutage of all the knights' fees that were held of 
Roger in all counties, to wit 40s. for each fee (scuto), for the kiiig's army 
of Wales, in the fifth year of his reign, and the king thereupon ordered 
the treasurer and barons to cause the scutage to be levied by the sheriffs 
of the counties wherein the fees are, and to cause Roger to have it, and 
Roger has paid the said 200 marks ; the king orders the treasurer and 
barons to release to Roger the demand for 276Z. 10s. 0^. for scutage for 
the knights' fees that are held of him for the time aforesaid and to 
cause him to be acquitted thereof by virtue of the fine aforesaid, if they 
ascertain that he has paid the fine. 

To the sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham. Order to restore to the 
master of the military order of the Temple in England his lay fees, with 
the goods and chattels found therein, which were taken into the king's 
hands by the sheriff by virtue of the king's order to take into his hands 
the lay fees of archbishops, bishops and all the clergy, with the goods and 
chattels in them, as the king has received the master into his protection 
by his letters patent until All Saints next. By p.s. 

[Prynne, Becords, iii, p, 696.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid J] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release to John 
de Bello Campo, son and heir of John de Bello Campo, tenant in chief, 
the demand made upon him for scutage for the king's armies of Wales in 
the fifth and tenth years of his reign, as it appears to the king that John, 
father of the said John, did his service in the armies aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to restore to the prior and 
brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England their lay 
fees, with the goods and chattels found therein, which were taken into the 
king's hands by the sheriff by virtue of the king's order to take into his 
hands the lay fees of archbishops, bishops and all the clergy, with the 
goods and chattels in them, as the king has received the prior and brethren 
into his protection by his letters patent until All Saints next. [Prynne, 
Records, iii, p. 696.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 



25 EDWARD I, 



17 



1297. 
Feb. 27. 
Clarendon. 

Feb. 27. 
Clarendon. 



Feb. 28. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William de Carleton, deceased. 

To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to take into the king^s 
hands for certain reasons all the lay fees of all the clergy in his bailiwick, 
as well of bishops, archbishops and men of religion as of other clerks, 
together .with the goods and chattels found in them. [Prynne, Records, 
iii, p. 695.] 

The like to John de Havering, justice of North Wales, and to Robert 
Tybotot, justice of West Wales, or to those who supply their places. 
[Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to deliver to the attorneys of William 
de Carleton, king's clerk, until Easter next his lay fees, with the goods 
and chattels found in them, which were taken into the king's hands by 
virtue of his order to take into his hands all the lay fees of archbishops, 
bishops, and all the clergy in his bailiwick, as William is staying in 
Brabant by the king's order. [Prynne, Records, iii, p, 695.] 

The like to the sheriffs of Kent, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge. 

The like in favour of Peter de Donewyco, who is staying in Scotland, 
to the sheriffs of Norfolk, Suffolk and Kent. 

[The like in favour of] John de Elmham, parson of the church of 
Pitelesdene, who is staying with William de Carleton in Brabant to the 
sheriff of 

[The like in favour of] Master Richard de Abyndon, who is staying in 
Ireland, to the sheriff of Wilts. 

[The like in favour of] Walter de Agmodesham, who is staying in 
Scotland, to the sheriff of Buckingham. 



Feb. 28. 
Clarendon. 



March 2. 
Clarendon. 



March 3. 
Clarendon. 



MEMBRANE 19. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Reginald 
de Grey to be acquitted of the demand made upon him for scutage for the 
king's armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth years of his reign, as it 
appears to the king that he did his uU service in those armies. By K. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause Richard de Westcote 
to have Seisin of a messuage and three virgates of land in Haliburn, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the messuage and 
virgates, which Hilary Sigar, who abjured the realm for felony, held, have 
been m the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Hilary held them 
of them of Richard, and that Richard has had the king's year and day 
thereof, for which he ought to answer to the king. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause Roger de Cobeham to have 
seisin of a messuage and of a moiety of a virgate of land in Clyve Pypard, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said 
messuage and moiety, which William de Sancto Mauro, who was outlawed 
for felony, held, has been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and 
that William held them of Roger, and that the tithingman of Clyve Pypard 
had the king's year and day thereof, for which he ought to answer to the 
king. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for the town of 
Salisbury {Nova Bar') to be elected in place of William Florentyn, deceased. 

4351 B 



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CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1297. 



March 1. 
Clarendon. 



March 4. 

Clarendon. 



March 2, 
Clarendon. 



March 5. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

To the keeper and sheriffs of London. Order to permit the ships of 
Holland and Zeeland arrested by the king's order at London to leave 
there freely, upon receiving from the sailors and passengers (transeuntibus) 
oath that they will not carry any letter or anything else that may in any 
way redound to the damage of the king or of his realm, and that they will 
not procure or do in parts beyond sea by work or deed, craft or ingenuity, 
anything that may be harmful to the king or his realm. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification th&t the 
king has pardoned Peter de Lund ^11 the issues and amercements in 
which he fell before them from the quinzaine of Michaelmas last until 
Michaelmas following, at which time he was with Henry de Percy in the 
king's service in Scotland, and order to cause such issues and amercements 
to be withdrawn from the rolls of the exchequer and to cause Petel: to be 
acquitted thereof. 

To Malcolm de Harle, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands that belonged to Simon de Pateshtill, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator and by another one 
taken by John de Lithegr[eyns], escheator beyond Trent, and by inspection 
of the rolls of the exchequer that Simon at his death held nothing of the 
king in chief by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain 
to the king. 

The like to the said escheator beyond Trent. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Bogo de 
Knovill to be acquitted of the 140^. following, as the king has pardoned 
him, in consideration of his good service, 80Z. for the ferm of his 
bailiwick of Montgomery of the third and fourth years of the reign, 
40Z. for the ferm of the same bailiwick for the twenty-third year of 
the reign, during which years he was unable to receive any profit from 
his bailiwick by reason of the war in those parts, and of 20/. at which 
he was amerced before John de Berewyco and his fellows, justices last in 
eyre in co. Salop, for divers esciipes of thieves from his custody during 
the time when he was sheriff of that county. 

Memorandum^ that John de Langeton, the chancellor, went from the 
Court on Monday before St. Perpetua, to wit 4 May, from the city of 
Salisbury to his prebend of the church of Salisbury at Aulton near Cerne. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. The king understands that the sheriff has, 
by virtue of the order to take into the king's hands the lay fees of the 
clergy, taken into the king's hands certain portions (porciunculas) of the 
vicars of the church of Salisbury bequeathed to them in aid of their food 
by persons deceased, and the small houses (mansiunculas) appointed for 
their residence, from which a moiety or a tenth was not given to the 
king in any way. The king, wishing to show the vicars favour upon this 
occasion, orders the sheriff' to restore to them without delay all such 
portions and small houses that were not at other times taxed for a moiety 
or a tenth and from which a moiety or a tenth was not given, together 
with the small [minutis) goods and chattels in the same. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release to 
Hugh de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Robert de Mortuo Mari, tenant in 
chief, the demand made upon him for scutage for the king's armies of 
Wales in the fifth and tenth years of his reign, as it appears to the king 
that Robert did his due service in the said armies. By K. 



25 EDWARD I. 



19 



1297. 
March 6. 
Clarendon. 



March 5. 
Clarendon. 



March 7. 

Salisbury. 



March 6. 
Clarendon. 



March 7. 
Salisbury. 



March 8. 
Clarendon 



March 8. 
Clarendon . 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to restore to William, bishop of 
Emley, his lands and the goods and chattels found therein, which the 
sheriff took into the king's hands by virtue of his order to take into the 
king's hands the lay fees of the clergy, if he ascertain that the bishop has 
not in his bailiwick any ecclesiastical benefice or lands annexed to any 
spirituality. [Prynne, Records^ iii, p. 696.] 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause Robert de Plessetis to have 
seisin of a messuage and five acres of land in Tedesthorn de la Mare, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the messuage and 
land, which Adam le Fevre, who was outlawed for felony, held, has been 
in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Adam held them of 
Robert, and that the village of Tedesthorn de la Mare had the king's year 
and day thereof, for which it ought to answer to the king. 

To the takers of the king's corn in co. Wilts. Orders not to take any 
corn, horses or carts, preserved meats, [lardario) , carriage, or other goods 
from the prior and brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England against their will, for the use of the king or of his men in 
Gascony, and to restore to them anything that they may have taken from 
them against their will. By K. on the information of J. de Bensted. 

To the keeper of the forest of Clarendon. Order to cause the prior and 
brethren of the Friars Preachers at Salisbury to have six leafless oak 
stumps for fuel, of the king's gift. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Stephen Drueys, who is incapacitated by blindness and 
age. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the lands of the clergy taken 
into the king's hands by him to be sown from the goods of fche owners of 
the lands without delay, as the king considers that if the lands to be sown 
be not sown this year in this season of Lent great damage may accrue 
to him and the prelates and clergy and entire realm. [Prynne, Records, 
iii, i^. 695.] 

The like to the sheriffs of Berks, Bedford, Cambridge, Huntingdon, 
Northampton, Leicester, Warwick, Devon, Salop, Stafford, Worcester, 
Lincoln, Southampton, Wilts, Middlesex, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucester, 
Derby, Rutland, Hereford, Kent, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Surrey, Sussex, 
Oxford and Buckingham. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Fulk 
Lestrange [Extraneui>) to be acquitted of 24L exacted from him by reason 
the manor of Chauton, which belonged to Hamo Lestrange, late sheriff of 
Southampton, now in Fulk's hands, which sum Hamo owed to the 
exchequer for many defaults during the time when he was sheriff, as the 
king has pardoned Fulk this sum for his good service rendered to him 
in Gascony. 

To the saine. Order to cause to be delivered to Andrew Brotherland, 
John de Ipre and Nicholas, his brothers, burgesses of Ypres of Guy, count 
of Flanders and marquis of Namur, their goods and chattels arrested for 
the king's use by his order and still in the hands of his sheriffs or others, 
or if they have been sold, the price thereof, if it be still in the hands of the 
sheriffs and have not been paid into the exchequer or have not been 
assigned to others by the king*^ gift, as the king makes this order at the 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 



March 7. 
Salisbury. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

instance of the count, hoping that the count will show like favour to the 
king's men in respect to their goods and chattels taken and arrested in 
his dominion, although the king is bound, according to the covenants 
entered into between him and the count, to cause goods thus taken to be 
restored after the king's war with the king of France shall have Come to 
an end. 

To Malcolm de Harl[egh], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that Hugh Peverel held at his death 
in Little Domerham, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the' escheator that the lands are of the inheritance 
of Margery, late the wife of Hugh, and that she continued her seisin 
thereof with Hugh until the day of his death, and that the lands are held 
of Reginald de Sancto Martino by the service of an eighth of a knight's 
fee. 



MEMBRANE 18. 

, March 10. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to restore to Ralph de Stevenach, 
Breamore. commoner (communario) of the church of Salisbury, the lay fees in Wilton, 
Durynton, Putton, Farle, Offecote, Salisbury, Knyghteton, Fissherton 
and Le Hurst, which pertain to the common {communia) of the church of 
Salisbury and are appointed for the uses of the poor and which are called 
the * Lady's Chamber' {Camera Domine) aiid which according to their true 
value are not taxed except at IIZ. 45. Sd,, as the sheriff has taken these 
fees into the king's hands by virtue of his order to take into the king's 
hands the lay fees of the clergy. [Prynne, RecordS) iii, 2^. 695.] 

To the keeper of the forest of Wauberge. Order to cause Peter de 
Chaumpvent and Agnes his wife, to have in that forest twelve oaks fit for 
timber, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of Gerard de Grandissono. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. As the king's clerk. Master Raymond de 
Ferariis, is staying by his order in parts beyond sea, so that the king 
ought to provide for his indemnity, the king orders the sheriff to take 
nothing from the corn or other goods and chattels of Reymond for the 
king's use until Easter next, and to restore to Reymond's bailiff anything 
that he may have taken for the king's use or the use of others. 

The like to the takers of corn in that county. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. As Richard de Bella Fago of Lincoln and 
Roger de Belvero of Grantham (Graham), lately chosen with other 
burgesses and merchants of the realm to go to Berwick in the king's 
service, in order to ordain that town, are incapable and insufficient for this 
purpose, as is testified to the king by A. bishop of Durham, the king orders 
the sheriff to distrain Simon de Wymbelthorp of Lincoln, in place of the 
said Richard, and William de Lathegarth of Grantham, in place of Roger, 
to come to Berwick in person at the octaves of Easter next, together with 
the other citizens and burgesses whom the king is sending thither at that 
time, to ordain and dispose of the said town of Berwick in accordance with 
the king's commission to them. [ParL Writs,} 

March 12. To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. As the king is given to under- 

Breamore. stand that the justiciary exacts from Theobald de Wychio, the brother of 

his yeoman Hugolin de Wychio, imprisoned at Dublin for a trespass 



25 EDWAED 1. 



21 



1297. 



March 14. 
Bingwood. 



March 18. 
Christchuroh. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

committed upon Eliseus Lumbard in the king's hall at Dublin, a grievous 
ransom in excess of the measure of the trespass, the king orders him, if it 
be so, to receive from Theobald a reasonable fine, if a fine ought to be 
taken in this case, having regard to the measure of the trespass and to 
Theobald's means. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Whereas the king lately ordered him to 
distrain Simon de Wymbelthorp of Lincoln, in place of Eichard de Bella 
Fago of Lincoln, and William de Lathegarth, in place of Roger de 
Belvero of Grantham {Graham)^ to come to the town of Berwick to ordain 
with other citizens and burgesses of the realm concerning that town, and 
the king now learns from the testimony of A. bishop of Durham that 
William is deaf and insufficient for the things that are required to make 
the ordinance aforesaid : the king orders the sherift' to distrain Elias 
Darre of Grantham, who is capable and sufficient for these things, as is 
testified before king by the bishop, to set out with Simon and the 
other citizens and burgesses for the said town, so that he shall be there at 
the octaves of Easter next. [Farl, Writs.'] 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to restore to Ealph de Steven - 
hach, commoner {cominunario) of the church of Salisbury, certain lay 
fees in Estdune, which pertain to the commune {communam) of Salisbury 
church and which are appointed for the use of the poor, and which with 
the lay fees pertaining to the commune in Wylton, Durynton, Putton, 
Farle, Offecote, Salisbury, Fissherton, Knyghteton, and La Hurst, co. 
Wilts, are called *the Lady's Chamber,' and which according to the true 
value are taxed at 111, 4s. 8d. only, as the king understands that the 
sheriff has taken them into the king's hands by virtue of his order to 
take into the king's hands the lay fees of the clergy. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, in 
consideration of the grant and surrender that William de Vescy made to 
him of the castle, manor and county of Kyldar and of William's grant to 
him of the manor of Sprouston, whereof Clemencia, late the wife of John 
de Vescy, William's son, held in dower two parts, and Isabel, late the wife 
of John de Vescy, William's brother, held a third itt dower, pardoned 
William all the debts due to the king for fines and amercements and for 
his own debts and for the debts of John de Vescy, his brother, and of 
other his ancestors for any cause whatever, and also all the debts that 
may be due from him in his own person after his account was rendered to 
the exchequer for all the time when he was justiciary of Ireland and alfeo 
for all the time when he was justiciary of the Forest beyond Trent : the 
king orders the treasurer and barons to cause him to be acquitted of the 
debts in question. By K. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to deliver to Luke de la Gare his lands, 
goods and chattels, upon his finding knights and other sufficient 
mainpernors of the sheriff's bailiwick who shall mainpern to 'have before 
the king at his next parliament after Easter at Westminster the bodies of 
the said Luke and of John his son, Richard de la Gare, Philip de 
Newentone, John Arundel, William Crulling, and John Caffur, to answer 
to the king for the contempt, and to the escheator this side Trent and to 
his ministers within the sheriff's bailiwick for the trespasses committed 
against them by Luke and the others above mentioned in retaining the 
castle of Tunebrigge and in not rendering it to the escheator and his 
ministers in accordance with the king's order to Luke, for which cause 
Luke's lands, goods and chattels were taken into the king's hands. 



22 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 



March 22. 
Bryanstone. 



March 28. 
Shaftesbury. 



Membrane 18 — co7it. 

To John de Northwod. Order to restore to Luke his lands, goods and 
chattels, upon receiving notice from the sheriff that Luke has found 
mainprise as above. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Kobert de Plukevill, 
and to restore the issues thereof to Philip de Chauncy, because he is 
staying in Gascony in the king's service, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Robert at his death held nothing of the king 
in chief, but that he held certain lands in Thurleby of the said Philip as 
as of the barony of Swynehop by foreign service. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Whereas the king understands 
that the justiciary now causes common pleas, which in all times past have 
been wont and ought to be pleaded by original writs of the chancery of 
Ireland, to be dealt with {dediici) and determined before him by bills and 
blank (vacuas) petitions, whereby the fee of the king's seal in use in 
Ireland and the fines for giving writs and (ad) other profits that used to 
accrue to the king thence are withdrawn in divers ways, to the no small 
damage of the king and of the inhabitants of those parts : the king, being 
unwilling that such innovations should be practised, orders the justiciary 
not to presume to cause such common pleas to be dealt with or determined 
before him by petitions and bills hereafter by means whereof the king's 
loss of profit (incommodim) ought to be or might be imputed to the 
justiciary. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 
restored to Nicholas Scot of Neuport, merchant, his goods arrested for the 
king's use by his order, or their price if they have been sold, and if the price 
be still in the hands of the sheriffs or others and have not been paid into 
the exchequer, as the king makes this order at the instance of Guy, count of 
Flanders and marquis of Namur, in the hope that the count will show 
like favour to the king's men in respect to their goods and chattels 
taken and arrested in his dominion, although the king is bound, according 
to the covenants entered into between him and the count, to cause goods 
of the count's subjects thus taken to be restored after the king's war with 
the king of France shall have come to an end. By K. 

To Stephen de Penecestre, warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to permit the barons and men of Dover, with 
the exception of John de la Sale, to enter that town and there dwell, 
upon their finding him forinsec mainpernors who are not of the liberty of 
the town and who shall mainpern to have them before the king in his 
next parliament at Westminster to answer to the king and to Stephen 
and other the king's ministers of that town for what shall then be said 
a2:ainst them. 



March 24. To Malcolm de Harl[egh], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Gillingham dower to be assigned to Maud, late the wife of Robert de Stalling, tenant 

in chief, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry 

without his licence. 

To Henry de Urtiaco. As John de Mohun is staying in the king's 
service in Gascony by his order, for which i;eason the king is bound to 
provide for his indemnity, the king orders Henry to supersede for so 
long as John shall be in the said service the demand made upon him 
for a suit to Henry's court of Buleston, which he is not bound to make, 
as it is said, and to release any distraint levied in this behalf. 



25 EDWAED I. 



23 



1297. 

March 20. 

Wimborne 
Minster. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release the 
demand made upon John de Bella Aqua for scutage for the service of one 
knight's fee for a quarter of the lands that belonged to Peter de Brus, 
tenant in chief, for the king's armies of Wales of the fifth and tenth years 
of the reign, as John, who married one of the sisters and heiresses 
of Peter, was with the king by his order in the said army in the fifth year 
for the service of one fee and he also had his services with the king by his 
order in the tenth year for a quarter of the lands that belonged to Peter, 
as appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of his marshalsea. 



MEMBRANE 17. 

March 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 
Sherborne, delivered to Amicus son of Amicus, burgess of Mukelrede in Flanders, his 
goods and chattels arrested for the king's use by his order, or their price 
if they have been sold, and if the price still be in the hands of the sheriff 
or others and have not been paid into the exchequer, as the king makes 
this order at the instance of Guy, count of Flanders and marquis of Namur, 
in the hope that the count will show like favour to the king's men in 
respect to their goods and chattels taken and arrested in his dominion, 
although the king is only bound, according to the covenants entered into 
between him and the count, to cause goods of the count's subjects so 
taken to be restored after the king's war with the king of France shall 
have come to an end. By K. 

The like in favour of the following : 

Copinus Hebbe, merchant of the aforesaid count of Neuport in 
Flanders. 

April 9. Gilbert Bette, the count's burgess of Ypres in Flanders, with this 

Buokfastleigh clause * retaining in the king's hands a certain ship that he asserts 

{Bofast), to be his and that was lately arrested at Boston by reason of the 

war afbresaid.' 

April 15. The count's burgesses and merchants of Bruges in Flanders directed 

Plympton. to John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, and to the treasurer and 

barons of the exchequer of Dublin, without the clause mentioned 

in the preceding order. 

June 14. Hugh Webel and Thomas Woghelin of Poperinghes in Flanders 

Leeds. directed to the treasurer and barons. 

June 20. James Pylate, Peter de Mark, Bernard Pylate, Nicholas de EscaiUon, 

Westminster. Andrew li Aleyns, Simon de Prouvins, Gerard Calewais, John de 

Bykeriol, Everard ly Einfes, John ly Ogiers, Colard de Oambray, 
James de Eskerthin, Golard Pinte, Eoald Calewars, James de 
Souchies, Alexander de Filers, Baldwin de Sancto Venancio, 
burgesses of Douay, in Flanders, directed to the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer. 

John Ventres Dargent, burgess of Dykemue in Flanders, directed to 
the same. 

March 28. To A. bishop of Durham. Whereas the king lately granted to the 

Sherborne, bishop that the lands of all the bishop's tenants who held immediately of 

the bishop, which the king caused to be seised into his hands by reason of 

their rebellion, should be in the bishop's hands, in the same manner as 

the king granted to others of his subjects in the like case, in accordance 



24 CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 

1297. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 



with what was ordained by the bishop and others of the king's council, 
wherefore the king ordered by his writs the sheriff of Northumberland and 
his bailiff of Tyndale to cause to be delivered to the bishop the lands of all 
such his tenants in their bailiwick then in the king's hands, retaining in 
the king's hands the lands of those who are in the king's prison ; and the 
said bailiff upon receipt of the writ offered himself as ready to John de Dyke- 
scoghe, the bishop's bailiff, bringing to him the said writ, to deliver to 
him seisin of the lands of such tenants for the use of the bishop so soon 
as he should be ascertained by inquisition to be made by him or by other 
lawful means concerning the said lands ; and the said John, not permit- 
ting the bailiff to make any inquisition in this behalf within the bishop's 
liberty of Tyndale, entered and took into the bishop's hands certain lands 
that belonged to John Comyn of Badenagh, Richard Siward and others, 
in the king's prison by reason of rebellion, in addition to the lands of 
other such tenants of the bishop, without any delivery thereof to him by 
the king's said bailiff, together with the goods found therein and the 
rents and issues thence arising, whereof he levied a certain sum, which he 
delivered to Walter de Roubury, constable of Norham, for the bishop's 
use, contrary to the tenor of the writ aforesaid and of the ordinance and 
to the manifest contempt of the king. As the king will not leave such a 
trespass and contempt unpunished, more especially as other ministers of 
the realm may thence take a pernicious example, he orders the bishop to 
have the bodies of the said John and Walter before him in his next 
parliament at London after Easter to answer to him for the trespass and 
contempt and for other things that he will say against them in the 
premises. By K. 

Memorandum, that, on Saturday after the Annunciation, the chancellor 
returned to the court at Mertok, and there received the king's seal from 
William de Hamelton, who had it in his custody during the chancellor's 
absence. 

March 28. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Sherborne, to be elected in place of Adam de Baggetrip, deceased. 

April 1. To John de Lythegr[eyns], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 

Ford. intermeddle with the lands that are of the inheritance of Sibyl, late the 
wife of Laurence de Sancto Mauro, tenant in chief, oy with the lands that 
are of her dower of the lands that belonged to Roger de Lumeleye, her 
first husband, which the escheator has taken into the king's hands by 
reason of Laurence's death, retaining in the king's hands until otherwise 
ordered the other lands whereof Laurence was seised in his demesne as of 
fee at his death. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit William 
de Hockele and William son of William de Monte Rivelli of 100s. at which 
the former was amerced before Roger Lestrange (Extraneo) and his 
fellows, justices last in eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. Wilts, for his 
trespass in taking a hart in the king's forest of Chuyt without the king's 
licence, for which amercement William de Monte Ryvelli, lately 
deceased, became surety to the king, which sum is now exacted from his 
son, as the king has pardoned William de Hockele this amercement. 

April 1. , Henry de Inkepette, imprisoned at Canterbury for the death of William 
Ford. de Inkepette, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Kent 
to bail him. 



25 EDWAKD I. 



25 



1297. 
April 5. 

Exeter. 



April 7. 

IJsingtoii 
illsiington). 



April 10. 
Buckfastleigb. 



April 11. 

Plympton. 



April 15. 

Plympton. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to deliver in bail to twelve mainpernors 
John Tulke, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of Mariota Uppehille, 
wherewith he is charged, as the king learns by the record of Philip 
Maubaunk and William de Stanton, justices appointed to deliver Exeter 
gaol, that he slew her by mischance. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to restore to John le Bygod, clerk, 
the manor of Skeldingtho[r]p and all his other lay fees in that bailiwick 
and the goods and chattels in them, although the king lately ordered the 
sheriff to take them into his hands and to cause them to be sold by the 
view of him whom Hugh le Despenser should depute by his letters patent 
for this purpose, so that the sheriff might answer therefor to the exchequer. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to restore to the abbess and sisters 
of the order of St. Clare without London all their lay fees and the goods 
and chattels in them, which the sheriffs have taken into the king's hands 
by virtue of his order to take into his hands the lay fees of the clergy, 
[Prynne, Ilecords^ iii, jd. 695.] 

To the bailiffs of Southampton. The king, pitying the poverty of the 
sixteen Normans arrested by the bailiffs in that town because they are 
Normans, orders the bailiffs to release them if they have been arrested 
solely for this reason. By K. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to release the chaplains lately arrested 
by him for the publication of a sentence and for other trespasses against 
the king and his crown, upon their finding security to make amends to 
the king for the trespasses aforesaid, if there be any, when the king 
wish to speak against them, in accordance with what the king has 
enjoined upon the sheriff by word of mouth. 

The like to the sheriff of Cornwall, omitting the last clause. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Bello Campo, king's yeoman, to have respite until the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next for the 25 marks 10s, 7d, due from him to the exchequer 
for the debts of his ancesters. 

To Thomas de Snyterton and Thomas de Seggeford. Order to restore 
to brother James called ' Copyn ' of the order of the Hospital, the envoy of 
the king of Denmark, all the money [arrested] by Nicholas de Holm and 
Ebbert de la Eoche, keepers of the port of Holm and Hunstanston, 
CO. Norfolk, in the hands of the said James in a cog {coga) of Denmark, 
which lately arrived in the said port of Holm on account of stress of 
weather {per maris intemperiem), which sum was delivered to Thomas and 
Thomas by the said keepers. 

To Nicholas de Holm and Eobert de la Roche, keepers of the ports of 
Holm and Hunstanston, co. Norfolk. Order to restore to the said 
James and to certain merchants of Flanders and Almain all the goods 
and wares lately arrested by them in the aforesaid cog in the hands of 
James, the envoy of the king of Denmark and of certain merchants of 
Flanders and Almain, and to resiire to them also the cog. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Hugh 
de Mortuo Mari to have respite until the coming parliament at Lincoln 
for the 847^. 75. 2i. due to the king at the exchequer from him for the 
debts of his ancestors, as the king has granted him, this respite in order 
that there may then be done what he shall then cause to be considered by 
his council. By K. 



26 CALENDAE OP CLOSE EOLLS. 

1297. 



Membrane 17 — conU 



To the bailiffs of Ravenesere. Order to restore to Dodinus, citizen and 
merchant of John, count of Holland, the king's son, of Staveren (Stauria), 
his ship called * Cog Godyer,' which lately came to Scarborough together 
with certain other ships and was afterwards taken to the port of 
Eavenesere by the king's licence, and to restore all its tackle. The king 
makes this order at the count's request. By K. 



Membrane 16. 

April 17. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to release Master Clement de Rupe, 
Plympton. Master Ralph de Treredenek, William, vicar of the church of St. Sennen 
(Senara), Master Marsilius, John, vicar of St. Paul, Reginald, vicar of 
St. Crewyn {Crewenna), David, chaplain of the church of St. Burian 
(Beriana), Ralph, chaplain of the church of St. Gwinear {Winieri)^ 
Richard, vicar of the church of Launantha, John le Petit, parson of the 
church of St. Mellion (Melani), Richard, vicar of Morwinstowe, Peter, 
chaplain of Kylkampton, Robert, vicar of the church of Stratton, 
Sampson, vicar of the church of Pokkewille, Philip, vicar of the church 
of Launceles, Robert, chaplain of Marwinchurche, Richard, chaplain of 
Wyke, William, chaplain of Jacobstowe, Thomas, chaplain of Wyteston, 
Richard, chaplain of Tamerton, Payn, chaplain of Boy ton. Master Richard 
de Toliford, Simon, chaplain of Eglosros, Nicholas, vicar of the church of 
St. Austell (Austolo), John, vicar of the church of St. Cleer (Claro), 
Philip, vicar of the church of St. Winnow {Wynnoco), Gilbert, vicar 
of the church of Dynloo, Reginald, chaplain of Lanreython, William 
Glyse, chaplain of Antone, John, chaplain of Esse, John Olivere, 
chaplain of St. Dominick (Dominica), Vincent, chaplain of Suthylle, 
Richard, vicar of the church of St. David, and William, vicar of the 
church of St. Gennys (Genasio), who are imprisoned at Launceveton for 
the publication of a papal letter, as it is said, if William de Bodrigan, 
archdeacon of Cornwall, will mainpern before the sheriff to have them 
before the king at his will to make amends for the trespasses, if they have 
committed any, against the king in this behalf. The sheriff is ordered 
not to omit to do this by reason of any other writ previously directed to 
him to take mainprise from them for this matter. [Prynne, Records, iii, 
p. 700.] 

To the bailiffs of Ravenesere. Order to deliver to John de Ravenesere, 
John son of Adam, John le Dekne, and William son of Hiigh de Baum- 
burgh, burgesses of Waynflet, one of the ships that lately arrived in the 
port of that town and that are arrested in the king's name as forfeited to 
him, together with all its tackle, retaining in the king's hands the ships 
of men and merchants of Flanders, Holland, and Brabant and of others 
of the king's affinity and friendship, as the king has granted a ship to 
John and the others named above in recompence for a ship lately lost by 
them in the king's service and for their good service to the king. 

x^pril 19. To the treasurer and 1 arons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the 
Plympton. roUs that William de Valencia, the king's uncle, late captain of the king's 
army of West Wales of the tenth year of the reign, delivered in his life 
to the exchequer, and if they ascertain thereby that William Martyn did 
his service in William's compajiy in that army for the knights' fees that 
he holds of the king, to cause him to be acquitted of the scutage that 
they exact from him for that army. 



25 EDWAED I. 27 



Meinhrane 16 — cont. 



1297. 

April 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king by 
Plympton. his charter granted to William Burnell, provost of Wells, the houses in 
Oxford that belonged to Moses son of Jacob de Lond[onia], a Jew, in the 
parish of St. Aldate, and the house that was the Jews' synagogue {scola 
Judeorum) in that town, and the houses that belonged to Margalicia, late 
the wife of Vives de Gloucestria, a Jewess, in the same town, and the 
houses that belonged to Bonefei son of Lumbard de Crekelad, a Jew, in 
the parish of St. Martin in the same town, and the houses that belonged 
to Sarah, late the wife of Benedict Levesqe, a Jewess, in the parish of St. 
Aldate in the same town, and the houses that belonged to Floria la Vedue, 
a Jewess, in the same town, and the houses that belonged to Benedict 
de la Corner, a Jew, in the same parish, and the houses that belonged to 
Pya, late the wife of Benedict Cans, a Jewess, in the same parish, and the 
houses that belonged to Avegaya, daughter of Benedict de Wyntonia, a 
Jewess, in the same parish, and the houses that belonged to Samuel de 
Bercamsted, a Jew, in the same parish, which are in the king's hands as 
his escheats by reason of the exile of the said Jews and Jewesses from the 
realm, and which are extended at 10^. Sa, 7d., to have and to hold to 
William and his heirs or to whomsoever he may give or assign them, in 
accordance with the custom of that town, rendering therefor Qd. a year by 
the hands of the bailiff's of that town and doing to the other lords the 
services therefor due, as contained in the king's charter : the king orders 
them to cause William to be acquitted of all debts and arrears exacted 
from him for the said houses or for any of them for all the time up to the 
date of the charter aforesaid, and to permit him to hold the houses in 
peace, releasing to him any distraint that they may have made for the 
debts and arrears aforesaid. By K. 

To the same. Order to release the demand made upon William Martyn, 
grandson {nejooti) and heir of Nicholas son of Martyn, tenant in chief, for 
the scutage of three knights' fees for the king's army of Wales in the 
fifth year of his reign, as Nicholas was with the king by his order for the 
service of three fees, which he then acknowledged to the king, as appears 
by the rolls of the marshalsea. 

To the keeper of the king's park of Pederton. Order to cause Robert 
son of Payn to have in that park six oaks fit for timber, of the king's 
gift. By K. 

To Robert de Tateshale and the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 
Whereas the king learns that certain ecclesiastical persons of those 
counties are indicted before them or one of them of publishing a certain 
papal letter and of certain contempts and trespasses, for which reason 
certain of them are, imprisoned and certain of them have hitherto deftoed 
rendering themselves to the king's prison from fear of imprisonment : 
the king, wishing to act graciously towards them in this behalf, provided 
that they have his protection, orders Robert and the sheriff to receive 
such security from those thus indicted as they can find conveniently to 
make amends to the king for the contempts and trespasses aforesaid, 
if there be any, when he shall speak with them concerning this 
matter,' and then to cause them to be released from prison, and 
to permit the other persons thus indicted and not yet imprisoned, when 
they shall have come to Robert and the sheriff and found such security 
before them, to be in peace in the meantime. It is provided that such 
security shall be received from those clerks who have the king's protection 
and not from others. 



28 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 
April 24. 

Plympton. 



May 1. 

Newton 
Ferrers. 



May 4. 

Plympton. 



May 9. 

Ermington. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Kichard 
son of Alan, earl of Arundel, to have respite until the king's next arrival 
in London for all the debts due from him to the exchequer. 

The like * de verho ad verhum ' in favour of James de la Plaunche. 

To Eobert son of Eoger and the sheriff of Essex. Whereas the king 
learns that Henry Touche, clerk, of that county, is indicted before them 
or one of them of certain trespasses and contempts, by reason whereof he 
is imprisoned at Colchester: the king, wishing to act graciously towards 
him, provided that he has the king's protection, orders Eobert and the 
sheriff to accept from Henry such security as he can find conveniently to 
make amends to the king for the contempts and trespasses aforesaid, if 
there be any, when the king shall speak against him concerning them, 
and to cause him then to be delivered from prison. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Although Fulk son of 
Warin has not (nobis) kept the terms of the payment of the debts of his 
ancestors, according to the attermination thereof made in the exchequer, 
the king, wishing to show him special grace by reason of his service to 
the king in his war in Wales and elsewhere, has granted to him that he 
may recover the terms aforesaid, and that he shall henceforth pay to the 
exchequer at the usual terms as much as he was wont to pay during the 
attermination aforesaid until the debts aforesaid shall have been paid to 
the king in full, and the king accordingly orders them to cause Fulk to 
have again these terms, and to cause this to be so done and enrolled. 

ByK. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the king 
granted by his letters patent to Ealph de Gorges, then setting out in his 
service to Gascony, now deceased, that in case he should die before his 
return from those parts, his executors should have and hold all his lands 
and should receive the issues thereof from the time of his death until the 
end of three years, and should have free administration of the issues 
thereof and of all his other goods for the execution of his will and also for 
the execution of his mother's will, of which Ealph was then the executor; 
the king orders the escheafcor not to intermeddle in any way with the 
lands that belonged to Ealph in his bailiwick, and to permit the executors 
of Ealph's will to have free administration thereof, in accordance with the 
grant aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to restore to William son of Laurence 
de Niweton, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into 
the king's hands upon his being charged with the death of Ealph le 
Messer of Bradelegh before John de Wotton and Eobert de Wodeton, 
justices to deliver Exeter gaol, as he has purged his innocence before 
Thomas, bishop of Exeter, to whom he was delivered in accordance with 
the privilege of the clergy, and the king learns by inquisition taken" by 
the sheriffs and the coroners of that county that William is of good fame 
and conversation and was never a public or notorious evildoer. By K. 

To the fermor of the king's mills and bridge at Chester. Order to pay 
to Eobert de Cruequeor 22L 10s. Od. from the issues of the mills and 
bridge for the quinzaine of Easter last, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him, in recompence for his surrender and grant to the king of a 
moiety of the manor of Saham, of the custody of the castle of Beston, 
CO. Chester, for life, and 100s. yearly for the custody thereof and alSo 40L 
yearly from the issues of the mills and bridge, one moiety at the quinzaine 
of Easter and the other at the quinzaine of Michaelmas. 



25 EDWARD 1. 



29 



1297. 



May 14. 

Lyme. 



May 11. 

Chudleigh 
{Chiddeleye). 



May 13. 

Honiton. 



Membrane 1 6 — cont . 

To the keeper of the land of Glamorgan. As the king wills that the 
men of those parts shall be heard in their suits and justice shall be 
exhibited to them in those things that touch them, as was wont to 
be done in the time of Gilbert de Clare, late earl of Gloucester and Hert- 
ford, and of Joan, late his wife, the king's daughter, and in the times of 
Gilbert's ancestors and in the time when that land was in the hands of 
the king or of his predecessors, kings of England, in name of wardship or 
in any other way, and as ought to be done of right and according to the 
law and custom of those parts : the king orders the keeper to hear Simon 
de Raleye and Joan, his wife, and James de Bonevill and Amabilla, his 
wife, and all others of that land in their actions, and to cause justice to be 
exhibited to them therein according to the custom aforesaid, so that it 
shall not be necessary for them to come to the king for justice in the 
keeper's default. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Peter, late 
bishop of Exeter, paid to the king at London, on Friday after St. Luke, 
in the tenth year, by the hands of Baroncinus Walteri and his fellows, 
merchants of Lucca, 50 marks by which he made fine with the king for 
the service of one knight that he then acknowledged to the king for his 
army of Wales in the same year, as appears to the king by his letters 
patent made to the bishop : the king orders the treasurer and barons to 
cause Thomas, now bishop of Exeter, to be acquitted of the aforesaid 50 
marks, which are exacted from him by summons of the exchequer. 

The like to them to acquit Thomas of 60 marks, which Peter paid into 
the wardrobe at Rothelan, on Saturday the morrow of St. Peter ad 
' Vincula, in the tenth year, to W. bishop of Ely, then keeper of the 
wardrobe, in part payment of 100 marks, by which he made fine with the 
king for the service of two knights' fees that he acknowledged to the king 
for his army of Wales in that year. 

To the same. Order to release the demand made upon Robert de 
Chaundos for scutage for the service of two knights' fees for the king's 
army of WaJ.es in the fifth year of his reign, as Robert was with the king 
by his order in that army for the service of two knights' fees that he 
then recognised to the king, as appears to the king by inspection of the 
rolls of his marshalsea. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause Walter de Hull, imprisoned 
at Lance veton, to be released from prison, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by Gilbert de Knovill that Walter did not remove or conceal or cause 
to be removed or concealed the wool of Thomas de Kent within that county 
contrary to the form of the proclamation lately made by the sheriff in 
that county, as he was charged with doing. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Geoffrey de Caunvill 
has asserted before the king that although he was with the kiijg, in the 
army of Wales, in the tenth year of the reign, in the company ot William 
de Valencia, the king's uncle, now deceased, for his service due to the 
king in that army from the knights' fees that he holds of the king in 
chief, the treasurer and barons nevertheless cause him to be distrained to 
to render scutage to the king for the same army: the king orders them, if 
they ascertain, by inspection of the rolls of William delivered to them at 
the exchequer of the names of those who were in his company in that 
army, that Geoffrey did his service to the king in that company, to cause 
the distraint made upon Geoffrey for the scutage aforesaid to be released 



30 



1297. 



CALBNDAE OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 



and to cause him to be acquitted of the scutage. If they do not find it to 
be so, they are ordered to certify the king of what they shall find after 
inquiring the truth in this matter, causing the distraint to be released in 
the meantime. 



May 15. 
Loders. 



MEMBRANE 15. 

May 15* To the sheriff of Devon. Whereas the king learns by inquisition taken 
Loders. by the sheriff that a messuage, 5i acres of land and an acre of meadow in 
Aulescumbe, which John de la Mede, who was hanged for felony, as it is 
said, held, has been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that 
John held a messuage, 2i acres of land and a moiety of an acre of meadow 
of William Fauk, and 3 acres of land and a moiety of an acre of meadow 
of the abbot of Dunkeswell, and that William de Alneto, tithingman of 
the town of Aulescumbe, now holds them, and that the township of 
Aulescumbe and William de Alneto have had the king's year and day 
thereof, for which they ought to answer to the king : the king orders the 
sheriff to cause William Fauk and the abbot to have seisin of theiir 
portions as above, if they are in the king's hands solely by reason of the 
felony aforesaid. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, keeper of the lands of Joan, countess of 
Gloucester, the king's daughter. Order to cause the countess to have, 
out of the issues of the said lands, reasonable maintenance for herself and 
her children, as has been fully enjoined upon him by the king, until 
otherwise ordered. 

To the keeper of the forest of Gillingham. Order to cause Alan 
Plugenet to have in that forest twelve oaks fit for timber, of the king's 
gift. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Eichard de 
Croupes has asserted before the king that although he was with the king 
by his order in his armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth years of the 
reign, in the company of William de Valencia, the king's uncle, deceased, 
for his service due to the king in those armies for the knights' fees that 
he holds of the king, they nevertheless cause him to be distrained to 
render scutage for the same armies to the king : the king orders 
them, if they ascertain by inspection of the rolls of the said* William 
delivered to them at the exchequer of the names of those who were in 
William's company in those armies, that* Eobert did his service to the 
king in those armies, to cause the distraint to be released to him, and to 
cause him to be acquitted of the scutage. If they do not find it is so, 
they shall enquire fully the truth in this matter, certifying the king of 
what they shall find. 

May 17* To Hervey de Staunton. The king learns from the complaint of 
Wareham. certain of his barons and men of the Cinque Ports that whereas their 
wool was ready and prepared within the port of Sandwich, on Saturday 
the eve of the close of Easter last, to be taken to Flanders, in accordance 
with the king's proclamation in this behalf, Hervey took the wool into 
the king's hands on that day by virtue of the king's order to take wool 
into his hands, contrary to the form of the said order. The king, not 
wishing to injure the barons, orders Hervey, at the request of Edward, 
his son, and for the good service that the barons have rendered and do 
render to him, to cause the said wool to be restored to those of the 



25 EDWAKD I. 31 



-t e)(\rr Membrane 15 — cont. 

Cinque Ports who own it, if it was taken into the king's hands on the 
said day as alleged, on condition that they shall cause it to he carried to 
parts beyond sea within the term contained in the said order, after 
payment of custom thereon to the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas William de 
Gouyz has asserted before the king that although he had his service with 
the king by his order in his army of Wales, in the tenth year of the reign, 
in the company of William de Valencia the king's uncle, due to the king 
in that army from the knights' fees that he holds of the king in chief, the 
treasurer and barons cause him to be distrained to render scutage to 
the king for that army : the king orders them, if they ascertain by 
inspection of the rolls of William de Valencia delivered to them at the 
exchequer of the names of those who were in his company in that army, 
that William had his service in that company, to cause the distraint to be 
released and to cause him to be acquitted of the scutage. If they do not 
find that it is so, they shall enquire fully the truth in this matter and 
shall certify the king in his next parliament at London of what they shall 
find. 

May 20. John Bolly of Whytchirche, imprisoned at Aylesbury for the death of 

Lyndhurst. William le Clerk of Caldecote, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Buckingham to bail him. 

To the bailiffs of Eavensere. Whereas the king lately, at the request 
of John, then count of Holland, ordered the bailiff to restore to Dodinus, 
the count's citizen and merchant of Staveren (Stauria) his ship called 
' Cog Godyer,' which had previously arrived with other ships at Scarde- 
burgh and was afterwards taken by the king's licence to the port of 
Eavensere; and the king afterwards ordered the sheriff of York to 
deliver to William de Gronall of Grymmesby, Eobert ad Crucem of 
^cardeburgh, and Elias de Donewyco a ship each from the ships forfeited 
to the king and then at Scardeburgh and Eavenser, in recompence for 
their ships lost in the king's service ; among which three ships delivered 
to them by the bailiffs at the sheriff'' s order the ship of Dodinus was 
assigned to the said William, which ship is still in that port, as Dodinus 
informs the king. As that ship was arrested, as the king learns, at the 
time when the count adhered to the king and before the confederacy was 
made between the count and the king of France, for which reason 
the ship could not be said to be forfeited to the king, and as 
it was not and is not the king's intention to give to anyone 
any ship that had not been forfeited to him, he orders the bailiffs 
to restore to Dodinus the said ship and her tackle, in accordance with 
the king's previous order, if Dodinus can prove before them that the 
ship was thus arrested before the confederation aforesaid, and that it was 
not forfeited to the king for any trespass of his against the king or anyone 
of his realm, and to cause another ship to be delivered to William from 
the ships in that port forfeited to the king. 

To the keeper of the forest of Dene. Order to permit John Gyffard to 
chaSe and take in that forest twelve harts and to permit him to have his 
coursing {percursum) to take them, as the king has granted to him this 
number of harts. 

Eoger Nichole of Hadenham, imprisoned at Aylesbury for the death of 
Roger le Hoppere of Hadenham, has letters to the sheriff of Buckingham 
to bail him. 



32 CALENDAE OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



•1297 Membrane 15 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the abbot of 
Hyde, Winchester, paid into the king's wardrobe to Master Thomas Bek, 
then keeper of the same, on Saturday after Midsummer, in the fifth year 
of the reign, 80^. by which he made fine with the king for the service of 
three knights that he acknowledged to the king for his army of Wales in 
the aforesaid year, the fourth service of one knight's fee that the king 
exacted from him beyond the service of three knights being respited until 
further orders, as appears to the king by his letters patent to the abbot : 
the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause the abbot to be acquitted 
of the said 80^., which they cause to be exacted from him. 

May 21, To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

St. Denys Thomas son and heir of John de Verdun to have seisin of the lands that 

his father held at his death of the king in chief, as the king has taken 

his homage. 

To the keeper of the forest of Bere. Order to cause the prior and 
brethren of the order of Preachers at Winchester to . have in that forest 
six leafless oak-stumps for fuel, of the king's gift. 

May 14. To Philip de Wylghby, supplying the place of the treasurer, and to 

Lyme. John de Drokenesford, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to cause those of 
the Flemings who were lately captured by the king's men of Wynchelse 
in a ship on the coast of Britanny, and who were afterwards sent to 
London for custody by the king's order, whom John de Gaure and 
Gerard de Verboys, knights, who came to the king as envoys from 
the count of Flanders and who are about to return home, shall 
testify before Philip and John to be of the friendship and fealty of the 
count, to be delivered by the testimony of John and Gerard, together 
with the goods and chattels taken with them, whether the ship or other 
goods, and to cause the goods of Spain taken in the ship with the said 
Flemings to be delivered or restored to those who thus acquired the goods 
at sea. 

May 21. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 

St. Denys. Erlegh to have respite during the king's pleasure for all debts due from 
him to the exchequer, as he has a knight of his staying in the king's 
service in Gascony, and the king has granted him such respite in order 
that he may prepare himself to go with the king in his service to parts 
beyond sea. By K. 

To the keeper of the forest of Asshele. Order to cause the vicar and 
parishioners of St. Mary's church, Suthstanham, to have in that forest 
three good oak trees fit for timber, in order to repair and roof their church, 
of the king's gift. 

May 20. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Whereas the king learns by inquisition 

Lyndhurst. taken by the sheriff that a toft, four acres and a rood of land in Yerdeburgh 
that Ralph le Fevre of Yerdeburgh, who was outlawed for felony, held, 
have been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Ealph held 
the toft of John son of Robert de Yerdeburgh and 3J acres of land of 
Philip Fraunk and three roods of Alice, daughter of John le Carpenter, 
* and that the township of Yerdeburg now hold the toft and land and have 

had the king's year and day thereof, for which they ought to answer to 
the king : the king orders the sheriff to cause John, Philip and Alice to 
have seisin of the lands thus held of them. 



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1297. 
May 23. 

Portsmouth. 



May 25. 

Bedhampton. 



Mcmhra'iie 15 — cont. 

To the keeper of the forest of Mulchet. Order to cause the constable 
of the castle of Old Sarum to have in that forest five oak trees fit for 
timber, for the repair of the king's chapel of that castle. 

By K. on the information of* brother W. de Wynterburn. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Although the wool and 
hides of those of the bailiwick of John de Havering, justice of North 
Wales, are entirely forfeited to the king, in accordance with tl\e form of 
the proclamation of wool and hides lately made, the king, wishing to show 
them special favour, has pardoned them the forfeiture aforesaid and the 
other penalties provided in this matter by the king's council that they 
have incurred in this behalf, on condition that the wool and hides shall 
be taken out of the realm before Midsummer next, after payment of the 
custom due to the king thereon ; otherwise the wool and hides shall 
remain forfeited to the king after that term. The king therefore orders 
the treasurer and barons to cause all those of John's bailiwick who are 
detained in prison for this reason to be delivered without delay, and to 
cause their wool and hides and their other- goods and chattels taken into 
the king's hands by John for this reason to be restored to them, of the, 
king's special grace. 

The like to the same in favour of Gervase ap Ryric and Robert, his 
brother, Welshmen of the bailiwick of Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester, 
for their wool in Englefeld and to release them from prison. 



Membbane 14. 

May 23. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause William de Vescy to 

Portsmouth, be acquitted of all debts exacted from him by summons of the exchequer, 
both for fines and amercements in which he fell and for other debts of 
his own and of John de Vescy, his brother, and of other his ancestors 
for any cause whatsoever, and also for all debts touching him in his own 
person after the account was rendered at the exchequer for all the time 
when he was justiciary of Ireland and also for all the time when he was 
justice of the Forest beyond Trent, as the king has pardoned him all such 
debts by his letters patent. 

May 26. To the keeper of the forest of Bere. Order to cause the Friars Minors 
Bedhampton. of Winchester to have in that forest six leafless oak-stumps for fuel, of 
the king's gift. 

May 24. To John de Lytheg[reynes], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Portsmouth, dower to be assigned to Thomasia, late the wife of John deWalkyngham, 

upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

May 27. To William de Leyburn, captain of the king's mariners. Whereas the 

Arundel. king lately ordered Philip de Wylgheby, supplying the place of the 
treasurer, and John de Drokenesford, keeper of the wardrobe, 
to cause those of the Flemings who were lately captured by the 
king's men of Wynchelse in a ship on the coast of Britanny, 
and who were afterwards sent to London for custody by the 
king's order, whom John de Gaure and Gerard de Verboys, knights, 
who came to the king as envoys from the count of Flanders, should 
testify before Philip and John to be of the friendship and fealty of the 
count, to be delivered by the testimony of John and Gerard, together 
with the goods and chattels taken with them, whether the ship or other 
goods ; and although Philip and John delivered the said Flemings by the 



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2297 yiem b rane 1 4 — cont, 

testimony of the said knights and ordered the men of Wynchelse on the 
king's behalf to deliver the goods and chattels of the said Flemings, the 
men of Wynchelse answered, as the king learns, that they were unable to 
restore the goods and chattels to the Flemings because the goods and 
chattels are arrested by the said William : the king orders William to 
restore to the said Flemings their goods and chattels captured with the 
ship whatsoever they may be, whether the ship or other goods, such as 
* he shall satisfy himself are the goods of the said Flemings. Otherwise, 
he is ordered to be before the king on his next arrival at Canterbury to 
answer to him concerning the premises and to do and receive what the 
king's court shall consider in this behalf. He shall cause the goods of 
those of Spain that were taken with the Flemings in the said ship to be 
restored to those who thus acquired them at sea, unless they have been 
previously so restored. 

May 29. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Lewes. houses, rents, goods and chattels of John le Leuter, citizen of London, 
which were taken into the king's hands by reason of the eighth granted to 
the king by the citizens, to be replevied to him until the king shall next 
come to London, so that there may then be done what he shall cause to 
be ordained by his council, as the king wishes to show him favour. 

June 2. To Walter Hackelut, keeper of the land of Glamorgan. Order to respite 

Canterbury, until further orders the exaction from the community of Sengheneth of 

100 marks, for which they submitted themselves to the grace of Joan, 

countess of Gloucester, the king's daughter, as it is said, and to release 

any distraint that he may have made in this behalf. 

June 5. To the mayor and bailiffs of Eavenser. Order to cause John Knot of 

Canterbury. Ravenser, mariner, to have one ship with its tackle from the ships at 
Eavenser in the king's hands and forfeited to him, of the king's gift, in 
recompence for his service to the king. 

June 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. As Adam de Welles is 

Canterbury, about to set out with the king in his service for parts beyond sea, the king 
orders them to take nothing and to permit nothing to be taken for the 
king's use from Adam's wool of the present season of washing (lavaeionis) 
in the aforesaid (sic) county so that he may not make liis profit thereof 
as shall seem fit to him, upon payment of the custom thereupon due to 
the king. 

To the sherilT of Lincoln, and to the king's takers of corn in that 
county. Order not to take anything from the aforesaid Adam's corn in 
that county so that he may not make his profit thereof as shall seem fit 
to him, as he is about to set out for parts beyond sea as above, for which 
reason he needs his corn more than usual. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Whereas the king lately ordered Walter 
de Gousill, late sherifi'of that county, to cause Edmund Comyn of 'Kilbride,' 
John de Meneteth, knights, Michael Miggel, Walter de Bosevill, William 
Curry and Eobert de Lecheham, esquires, prisoners lately taken in the 
castle of Dumbar in Scotland and in the conflict there and imprisoned in 
Notingham castle, to have their wages, to wit each knight Ad. a day, each 
squire M. a day and M. a day for each of their keepers, until otherwise 
ordered: the king orders the sheriff to cause the prisoners and their 
keepers to have the wages aforesaid. 

June 8. To the keeper of the forest of Pykering. Order to cause William, de 

Canterbury. Yescy to have in that forest ten, harts, of the king's gift, 



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]_297 Membrane 14 — cant, 

June 7. To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Canterbury. Thomas, son and heir of Thomas de la Doune, of co. Essex, to have 
seisin of the lands that his father at his death held of the king in chief, 
as the king has taken his homage. 

June 3. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to deliver to Walter de Teye, king's 

Canterbury, yeoman, and Isabol, his wife, 80 acres of land, 1\ acres of meadow, live 
acres of pasture, 26 acres of wood, and 30s'. yearly of rent in Waterhoim, 
in that county, together with the goods and chattels that belonged to 
Walter and Isabol on the day when they surrendered the premises to the 
king, and the issues received thence in the meantime, saving to the king 
any costs and expenses that he may have incurred in the said lands when 
they were in his hands, as the king granted the lands, etc. to Walter and 
Isabel by his charter, to have and to hold to them and the heirs of their 
two bodies of the king and the other chief lords of the fees by the services 
therefor due and accustomed, with the advowsons of churches, knights' 
fees and everything else pertaining thereto on the day when they sur- 
rendered them to the king. 
The like to the following : 

The sheriff of York, for the manors of Steyngreve, Nunnyngton, 

Westhalle, Kelkefeld, Waterhoim, and North Cave, two acres of 

land, two acres of meadow and 20 acres of wood in Steynton, in 

the said county. 

The sheriff of Northampton, for a messuage and an acre of meadow 

in Walrnesford. 
The sheriff of Lincoln, for 20L yearly of rent and a moiety of a mill 

in Fryseby. 
The sheriff of Buckingham, for 30s. of rent in Lincelade. 
The sheriff of Bedford for the manor of Caysho, a ninth of the 
manors of Wutton and Bromham, and the advowson of a third of 
the church of Hoghton. 
The sheriff of Huntyngdon for a messuage and an acre of meadow 
in Walmesford. 

June 8. To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause William Byset, son and 

Canterbury, heir of Robert Byset, to have seisin of the lands that his father at his 
death held of the king in chief, as the king has taken his homage. 

To the same escheator (s^c). Order to cause Richard Lovel, son and 
heir of Hugh Lovel, to have seisin of the lands that his father at his 
death held of the king in chief, as the king has taken his homage. 

June 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 
Leeds. delivered to Robert le Pulter of Salisbury his wool in order that he may 
make his profit thereof, if they ascertain that the wool was carried to 
the port of Southampton in accordance with the late proclamation con- 
cerning wool and hides, on condition that the wool shall be taken to parts 
beyond sea before the octaves of Midsummer next, upon payment of the 
custom thereon due to the king. Otherwise the wool shall remain 
forfeited to the king. 

The like to the same in favour of John Bussh, Peter Bussh, William 

de Kancia, John de Dorking, Paul le Butiller, Walter le Folur, Jordan 

Box, William de Hakeneye, Geoffrey Davy, John Gumbard, and William 

Bussh J merchants of London, for their wool carried to the city of London, 

Vacated, because otherwise on the dofse. 



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CALENDAE OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 
June 14. 

Leeds. 



June 14. 

Clitttham. 



June 14. 
Leeds. 



Mmnbrane 14 — cont. 

To William Scarlet, constable of Rochester castle. Order to cause 
Richard Vaporvent, imprisoned in that castle for a blow that he gave to 
Philip le Escriveyn of Renham, who did not die thereof, as it is said, 
upon his finding mainprise to stand to right in the king's court if anyone 
wish to speak against him. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause Robert de Rye, king's yeoman, to have in the wood of Whytte- 
mundesleye six oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of W. le Brun. 

To Richard de Brymmesgrave, clerk of the market. Order to cause to 
be replevied to the abbot of St. Albans until the quinzaine of St. John the 
Baptist next his market of St. Albans, the mills, toll and amends for 
breach of the assize of bread and ale in the same town, taken into the 
king's hand by Richard for certain trespasses committed by the abbot and 
his bailiffs presented before the king when he was last there. 



MEMBRANE 18. 

June 15. To the sheriff* of Kent. Order to release William de Wyngham, im- 
Chatbam. prisoned at Rochester upon suspicion of being a spy [explorator), upon 

his finding mainprise to stand to right in the king's court if the king or 

anyone else wish to speak against him. 

By K. on the information of Malemeyns. 

June 17. To the bailiff of Marlebergh. Order to cause the brethren of the infirm 
Gravesend. of St, Thomas, Marleberge, to have 50s. for Michaelmas term, in the 
twenty-fourth year of the reign, unless they have already received that 
sum, as Henry III granted by his letters patent to the brethren that they 
should receive this sum yearly from the issues of that manor at Michaelmas 
by the hands of the bailiff of the manor, for the maintenance of a chaplain 
celebrating divine service for the soul of Isabel, sometime Queen of 
England, his mother, and the brethren received this sum yearly as well 
when the manor was in the hands of the late king as when it was in the 
hands of Eleanor, sometime Queen of England, the king's mother, as 
dower, by the hands of the bailiff of the manor. 

June 19. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Westminstet. to be elected in place of Richard de Bydeford, deceased. 

June 20. ' To Malcolm de Harlegh, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Westminster. Robert de Thony, son and heir of Ralph de Thony, tenant in chief, to 
have seisin of the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his 
demesne as of fee, as the king has taken his homage and rendered to him 
\ these lands although he has not proved his age, according to ciistom ; 

saving to William de Morleye the custody of the manor of Saham, which 
is of Robert's inheritance, and which William has of the king's com- 
mission until Robert shall come of age. 

June 20. ^^ Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Westminster. Hugh de Curtenay, son and heir of Hugh de Curtenay, tenant in chief, to 
have seisin of the lands whereof his father at his death was seised in his 
demesne as of fee, as the king has taken his homage and rendered to him 
these lands although he has not proved his age, according to custom ; 
saving the right of others and saving to those {sic) men the custodies of 
the lands that they have of the king's grant. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 



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1297. 
June 20. 

Westminster. 



June 20. 

Westminster. 



June 22. 

Westminster. 



June 24. 
Westminster. 



June 27. 
Westminster. 

June 19. 
Westminster* 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Kichard 
Laurence, clerk, lately charged with the homicide of Geoffrey de Grisele, 
clerk, slain at Cambridge, before John de Eyvill, Ralph Basset and 
Robert Malet, then justices appointed to deliver Cambridge gaol, purged 
his innocence before Master Guy, official of W. bishop of Ely, to which 
bishop as elect he was delivered by the justices; and the king thereupon 
ordered Hugh de Babington, then sheriff of that county, lately deceased, 
to restore to Richard his lands, goods and chattels, which had been taken 
into the king's hands for this reason; and Hugh accordingly delivered to 
Richard his goods and chattels, which were valued at 26/. 95. 1^,; and the 
king then ordered the treasurer and barons to discharge Hugh of this sum, 
wherewith he was charged at the exchequer, which they have hitherto 
deferred doing, at which the king is surprised : as the king does not wish 
that Richard should be defrauded of his goods, if he did not make flight 
or do anything else by reason whereof they ought to be forfeited to him, 
he orders the treasurer and barons to search the rolls of the said John, 
Ralph and Robert concerning the delivery, and if they find that Richard 
did not make flight, etc. to discharge him and the heirs and executors of 
Hugh's will of the aforesaid sum, in accordance with his previous order. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Martin le Corouner, as it is testified before the 
king that he is disqualified by deafness for the execution of that office. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Hugh de Curtenay, son and heir of Hugh de Curtenay, tenant in chief, to 
have seisin of the lands that his father at his death held of the king 
in chief, as the king has taken his homage and rendered to him 
the said lands although he has not proved his age, according to custom ; 
except the lands that are in the hands of the executors of the will of 
Stephen son of Walter, which the king granted to Walter until he should 
come of age. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Stephen le Blak of Southampton, lately 
elected, who is incapacitated by infirmity, as the king learns. 

To H. elect of York. Order to assign a suitable pension to William de 
Melton, king's clerk, whom the king has nominated to receive the pension 
due from the elect's chamber by reason of his new creation to one of the 
king's clerk. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order not to aggrieve or molest in any way 
Simon son of Ralph de Ormesby by reason of the king's order to request 
all those of his bailiwick having 20/. or more yearly in land to^ provide 
themselves with horses and arms without delay, so that they shall be at 
London on Sunday after the octaves of Midsummer next ready to cross to 
parts beyond sea with the king, as Simon, whom the sheriff has thus 
requested, is so infirm that he cannot go with the king, for which reason 
he is sending Ralph, his son, with the king. 

Peter de Akle, imprisoned at Eye for the death of John Botte, where- 
with he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Suffolk to bail him. 

To Malcolm de Harl[egh], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Hugh de Curtenay, son and heir of Hugh de Curtenay, tenant in chief, 
to have seisin of the manors of Ebrightone, co. Dorset, Plymptone, 
Exministre, Twyvertone and Toppesham, co. Devon, which Isabel de 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 



June 25. 

Westminster. 



June 29. 
Westminster. 



July 2. 
Westminster'. 



Membrane 13 — cont, 

Fortibus, sometime countess of Albemarle, held at her death of the king 
in chief and which fall to Hugh by right of inheritance by her death, 
and which are in the king's hands by reason of his minority, as the king 
has taken his homage for the manors and has rendered them to him, 
although he has not yet proved his age ; retaining in the king's hands 
until otherwise ordered the lands that are in his hands by reason of 
Isabel's death and that are in dispute {calumpnia) between Hugh and 
the heir of Warin de Insula, a minor in the king's wardship. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to deliver to William de 
Vescy the castle, manor and county of Kyldar, with the knights* fees, 
advov/sons of churches and all other appurtenances, together with the 
rolls, writs and seal of that county, which were taken into the king's 
hands by William's surrender thereof, as William granted and rendered 
them, to wit whatever he had or might have in Ireland, to the king 
and his heirs, as contained in William's charter, and the king granted 
them to William for life, to be held of the king by the same services as 
William held them by on the day of the said grant and surrender, with 
reversion after his death to the king. 

To Malcolm de Harlegh, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
John, son and heir of John de Meriet, to have seisin of the lands that his 
father at his death held of the king in chief, as the king has taken his 
homage. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands that 
belonged to Ralph de Berners, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Ralph at his death held nothing of the king in chief by 
reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 



To the same, 
do Plessetis. 



Like order concerning the lands that belonged to Robert 



To the sheriff of Bedford and the coroners in that county. Order to 
deliver to Emma, late the wife of Walter de Blebury, 14 acres of land 
and a moiety of a messuage in Pertenhale and 8 acres of land ai^ a 
moiety of a messuage in the same town, if they are in the king's hands 
solely by reason of Walter's felony, as the king learns by inquisition taken 
by Robert de Retford and Henry Spigurnell that William Oyldeboef 
enfeoffed the said Emma by his charter of the said 14 acres of land and 
moiety of a messuage long before she married Walter, who was outlawed 
for felony, and that William afterwards granted to Walter the said 8 
acres of land and the moiety of a messuage in free marriage with Emma, 
and that she was in full and peaceful seisin severally of the former from 
the time of the first feoffment and of the latter from the time of the last 
feoffment jointly with Walter until the day when he committed the said 
felony. By an inquisition returned of the council. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause John de Bello Monte, 
kinsman and heir of Nicholas son of Reyner, to have seisin of 100s. of 
yearly rent in Congeham, Geyton and Grymeston, which Thomas de 
Weylond, who abjured the realm for felony, held, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the sheriff that the rent has been in the king's hands 
for a year and a day, and that Thomas held it of Nicholas, and that 
William Berry had the king's year and day, for which he ought to answer 
to the king. 



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1297. 
July 3. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

To the king's keeper of Morganne (sic). As the king has granted to the 
men of Tyriarlz, of that bailiwick, respite during his pleasure for payment 
of the 100 marks that are still in arrear of the 100?. by which they made 
fine with Joan, countess of Gloucester, the king's daughter, in order to 
h^ve the laws and ancient customs that their ancestors were wont to use ; 
the king orders the keeper to cause them to have such respite, and to 
release to them any distraint made in this behalf. 



MEMBRANE 12. 

July 4. To Malcolm de Harlegh, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Blanche, queen of Navarre and Brie, countess palatine, late the wife of 
Edmund, the king's brother, what Edmund had in the earldom of Ferrers 
on the day of his death, which is in the king's hands by reason of his 
death, to be held by her in dower, as Edmund in the contract of marriage 
with her granted to her in dower by his letters patent, which the king has 
confirmed, a third of all his lands and all his right in the earldom. The 
escheator is ordered to cause all the other lands that Edmund held of the 
king in chief and whereof he was seised in his demesne as of fee at his 
death, which are in the king's hands by reason of the minority of his heir, 
to be extended, and to send the extent to the king, in order that he may 
cause dower to be assigned thereof to Blanche. 

The like to John de Lythegreins, escheator beyond Trent. 
July 3. To the keeper of the lands that belonged to Edmund. Order to deliver 

Westminster, all the goods and chattels that belonged to Edmund to the said Blanche, 
the principal executrix of Edmund's will, to whom power of adminis- 
tration has been granted by her co-executors by their letters patent, for 
the execution of the will. 

July 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the 

Westminster, abbot of St. Edmunds of the demand for scutage of six knights' fees for 
the king's armies of Wales in the fifth and and tenth years of his reign, 
as the abbot made fine with the king by his order for the said service in 
both armies of six knights' fees, which he acknowledged to the king in 
both armies. 

June 30. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the heirs and 

Westminster, executors of Norman Darcy of the issues of the land that belonged to 

John de Haulowe in co. Kent, tenant in chief, from 15 February, in the 

twelfth year of the king's reign, when the king granted to Norman the 

" ' custody of the lands, which is extended at dL 3s. Qd, a year, during the 

minority of John's heirs. 

June 4. To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland and to the treasurer and barons 

Westminster, of the exchequer of Dublin. Tottus de Monte Claro has shown the king 
that whereas he lately bought in Ireland ten great sacks of wool and 
paid the custom thereon due to the king at Michaelmas last, the justiciary 
has caused the wool to be arrested by reason of the common proclamation 
lately made for carrying the wool and hides of those parts to certain 
places within a certain term, and he has besought the king to cause 
delivery and restitution thereof to be made to him, in order that he may 
make his profit thereof: the king ordefs the justiciary to cause the wool 
to be restored to Totto or to him who shall present these letters to him 
in Totto's name, if the wool have been arrested solely by reason of the 
proclamation and if the custom due thereon have been paid. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1297. 

July 6. 

Westminster. 



July 4. 
Westminster. 



July 6. 
Westminster. 



July 7. 
Wesstminster. 



Mmnhrane 12 — cont. 

To J. de Lythegreyns, escheator beyond Trent. The king, wishing to 
show special favour to Robert son of Ralph son of William de Grimes- 
thorp, because his father has gone to Scotland with A. bishop of Durham 
in the king^s service by the king's order, orders the escheator to deliver 
to Robert certain lands in Angirton, Herteburn, Dodington, Nesebyte, 
Heddone, Stiforth, Spiriden, Nectone, Riding, Merthingleye, Brumhalgh, 
Shelforth, Thornburgh, Stokeleye, Blakedesleye, Birkenside, Barkesleye, 
and Neubigging, co. Northumberland, to be held of the king by the due 
and accustomed services, saving the right of others, upon receiving 
from him a reasonable fiUQ for the king's use for the trespass committed 
by him in entering the said lands without the king's licence, of which 
lands Katherine, late the wife of William son of Ralph, enfeoffed him. 
It is provided that Robert shall come to the king to do his homage for 
these lands before the king crosses to parts beyond sea. 

To J. de Lythegreins, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator and it is also found by the rolls of 
the exchequer, which he has caused to be searched, that John son of John 
de Redmere held at his - death of the king by the service of 30s. yearly 
only for all service, so that the custody of the lands that belonged to him 
do^s not pertain to the king by reason of the heir's minority : the king 
orders the escheator to deliver all the lands that were taken into the king's 
hands by reason of John's death to him who is the nearest heir of John, 
in accordance with the law and custom of the realm. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Philip, 
son^ of Master Simon de Beauveys, the king's late physician, to be 
acquitted of the eighth of his goods due from him by reason of the eighth 
granted to the king by the laity in the city of London, as the king has 
pardoned Philip this sum for the good and long service rendered to him 
by Simon in his lifetime and by Philip after Simon's death. By K. 

*To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Whereas it is shown to the 
king on behalf of Otto de Grandisono that the county [court] of Typerary 
in Ireland always used to be held from time out of mind in the town of 
Typerary until the archbishop of Cashel withdrew it from that town to 
his town of Cashel and caused it to be there held by the tolerance of S. 
late archbishop of Tuam and justiciary of Ireland : the king orders the 
justiciary, if he ascertain that it is so, to cause the county [court] to be 
held henceforth in the town of Typerary, as was previously the custom. 

To the keeper of the forest of Gyllingham. Order to cause the prior of 
Montacute to have in that forest twelve oaks fit for timber, of the king's 
gift. By K. on the information of Gerard. 

To the same. Order to cause the said prior to have in that forest two 
bucks, of the king's gift. By K. on the information of Gerard. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas William de 
Valencia, the king's uncle, deceased, hunted in the king's forests, chaces 
and parks upon divers occasions by the king's licence and took and carried 
away deer at his pleasure, for which reason the king, willing that William 
or his men or any one who was with him in taking the deer whom he 
would avow in this behalf should not be molested by the king or his 
justices or ministers in this behalf, caused letters patent to this effect to 
be made to William un^er the date of 14 July, in the eighteenth year of 
his reign ; the king orders the treasurer and barons to inspect the said 
letters and not to molest or aggrieve the heirs or the executors of William's 
will by reason of the hunting, taking or carrying away of deer in the 
king's forests, chaces and parks before the date aforesaid. 



25 EDWAED I. 



41 



1297. 

Jnly 20. 

Westminster. 



June 22. 
Westminster, 



June 9. 

Westminster- 



July 10. 

Westminster. 



July 12. 
Westminster 



Memhrane 12 — cont. 

To Hugh de Cressingham, treasurer of Scotland. Whereas the king 
by his letters patent granted to the canons of St. John's church, Beverley, 
40Z. yearly from the exchequer of Berwick-on-Tweed, one moiety at 
Martinmas and the other at Whitsuntide, until such time as the king 
should cause them to be provided with an ecclesiastical benefice in the 
realm of Scotland whence they might receive for ever 40L yearly after 
payment of costs and expenses ; for which sum they have not been 
satisfied, as the king learns, and they have besought him to allow them to 
receive the said sum at Michaelmas and Easter yearly instead of at Martin- 
mas and Whitsuntide : the king orders the treasurer to cause them to 
have the 40L that are in arrear for Martinmas and Whitsuntide aforesaid, 
and to cause them to have the like sum yearly hereafter at Michaelmas 
and Easter in equal proportions. 

To Walter Hakelut, the king's keeper of the land of Glaumorgan. 
Order to take into the king's hands all the lay fees of all the clergy in those 
parts, as well those of archbishops, bishops and men of religion as of 
other clerks, together with the goods and chattels therein, and to cause 
them to be kept safely until otherwise ordered. 
The like to the following : 

The bailiff of John de Hastinges at Bergeveny. 

The bailiff of John Tregoz at Ewyas. 

The bailiff of Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, at 

Breghennou, 
The keeper of the land of Joan, countess of Gloucester and Hertford, 

at Kerdyf . 
The bailiff of Roger le Bygot, earl of Norfolk and marshal of 
England, at Strugoyl. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit William 
Russel, kinsman and heir of Ralph Russel, tenant in chief, of the 
demand made upon him for scutage for the king's use for the service of 
one knight's fee in the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his 
reign, as Ralph had his service with the king by his order in that army 
for the fee of one knight, which he there acknowledged to the king for a 
moiety of the barony of Newmarche, as appears to the king by inspection 
of the rolls of his marshalsea. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause John Tregoz to have in the forest of Dene ten bucks, of the king's 
gift, as the king, on 13 August, in the twenty-fourth year of his reign, 
ordered the keeper of that forest to cause John to have these bucks and 
he has not yet had them, ^s the king has ascertained. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Whereas the king lately ordered him to go 
in person to all ports, towns and places where there is any resort (rivagium) 
of ships in his bailiwick, both within liberties and without, and to enjoin 
all and singular the bailiffs aAd men of those ports, towns and places to 
have all their ships carrying 40 tuns and over before the king at Wynchelse 
on the morrow of Midsummer next at the latest, ready and well found 
(miinitas) to go thence in the king's service whither the king should then 
order them ; the king orders the sheriff to cause all the ships to come to 
the said place without delay, as aforesaid, and enjoins him not to omit 
to do this as he loves himself and his goods and as he would wish to avoid 
the king's wrath. 

The like to the sheriffs of Lincoln, York, Northumberland and 
Cumberland. 



42 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 

July 11. 
Westminster. 



July 11. 
Westminster. 



July 13. 

Westminster 



July 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle with a messuage and four marks of rents yearly in the city 
of Exeter, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Peter, late bishop of Exeter, acquired them to himself and his heirs and 
assigns and not to himself and his successors, bishops of Exeter, of which 
messuage and rent he enfeoffed William de Bysenham and Master Roger 
le Eous by his charter, to have to them and their heirs, which messuage 
and rent the escheator took into the king's hands immediately after 
the death of the bishop, asserting that the bishop had acquired them to 
himself and his successors, bishops of Exeter, and that he had thus 
appropriated them in mortmain contrary to the form of the statute 
without the king's licence, 
i 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Richard 
de Croupes to be acquitted of the scutage exacted from him for the 
knights' fees that he holds of the king for the service due to the king in 
his armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth years of his reign, as it appears 
to the king that Richard did his service in the said armies with Alan 
Plugenet in the company of William de Valencia, the king's late uncle. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause to be restored to R. archbishop 
of Canterbury all his lay fees, with the oxen, ploughs and other his 
goods and chattels therein, which the sheriff took into the^ king's hands 
by virtue of his order to take into the king's hands the lay fees of the 
clergy. The king, wishing to show favour to the archbishop, makes this 
order at the request of the prelates of the province of Canterbury. 
[Prynne, Records, Hi, p. 721.] 

The like to the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, Middlesex and Essex. 
[Ibid^] 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Ravenesere. Order to deliver to Thomas 
de Westone, the king's bailiff of Holderness, a ship with all the tackle 
from the ships forfeited to the king that are now in that port, as the king 
has granted to him a ship for his good service to the king. 

By K. on the information of J. de Boteturte. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to respite until the octaves of 
Michaelmas next all pleas that concern Roger de Scoter before them, 
except pleas of dower unde nichil habet and of Quare impedit and assises 
of novel disseisin and last presentation, as the king wishes to show favour 
to Roger, who is staying in his service in Scotland. 



Membrane 11. 

July 14. To Theobald de Verdun. The king is not pleased with his letter of 

Westminster, excuse for not coming to him with horses and arms, in accordance with 
the king's letters lately sent to him, in which he excused himself on the 
grounds of his infirmity of body and other causes of trouble and as also 
of the death of John, his eldest son, whom he had proposed to send in 
his place, as stated in his letter. As, however, the king holds that his 
second son Theobald, according to the king's recollection of him when 
he last saw him and as he learns by trustworthy tesitimony, is able and 
strong enough to supply his brother's place, he requests and orders 
Theobald to send him to the king in John's place to go with the king in 



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43 



1297. 



July 15. 

Westminster. 



July 14. 

Westminster. 



July 15. 

Westminster. 



July 8. 

Westminster. 



July 18. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 11 — conU 

his service at his wages, laying aside all excuse. This he is warned not 
to omit as he loves his honour and profit and as the king trusts in him. 
[Pari. Writs.'] 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to cause the aforesaid 
Theobald son of Theobald to have passage by sea and the king's wages in 
coming to the king. {Ihid^l 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Robert de Thony, son and heir of Ralph de Thony, to have seisin of all 
the lands that his father at his death held of the king in chief, as the 
king has taken his homage. By proof [of age] taken before the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
Russel, kinsman and heir of Ralph Russel, to be acquitted of the scutage 
for the knights' fees for the king's army of Wales in the tenth year of his 
reign, as it appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of chancery that 
Ralph Russel, the kinsman aad heir of Ralph Russel, tenant in chief, was 
a minor in the king's wardship at that time. It is provided that scutage 
for the knights' fees that were held of Ralph at his death shall be levied 
for the king's use. 

To Walter Haclute, keeper of the king's land of Glaumorgan. Order 
to cause the gate of the castle of Thlanatrissent, which is already com- 
menced, to be finished and roofed, as the king has enjoined upon him by 
word of mouth. 

To Humphrey de Donesterr, constable of Caresbrok castle. Whereas 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the constable that Thomas son of 
Thomas de Daccombe enfeoffed Isabel, late countess of Albemarle, of a 
messuage, 12 acres of land, an acre and a rood of wood and an acre and 
a rood of meadow in Caresbrok, for two quarters of wheat and two 
quarters of barley to be received from her and her heirs yearly during his 
life, and that the countess satisfied Thomas therefor for ^siq years before 
she enfeoffed the king of the said lands, and that Thomas has received 
nothing of the rent since they came to the king's hands : the king orders 
the constable to cause Thomas to be satisfied for this rent from the time 
when the land thus came to the king's hands up to the date of the 
presents, and to cause him to have the rent henceforth, if the constable 
ascertain that Thomas received the rent peacefully from the time when 
he enfeoffed the countess of the lands until the day when the lands came 
to the king's hands. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Thomas, abbot of Teukesbyry, Robert le Veel, Simon de Heyham, Aflam 
de Blechingle, and William de Hameldon, executors of the will of Gilbert 
de Clare, late earl of Gloucester and Hertford, of the debts due to the king 
from the earl at his death and of their mainprise in the exchequer to 
satisfy the king therefor, as the goods and chattels that belonged to 
the earl are in the king's hands, and the king expects to (cepimus nos ad) 
levy the debts from them. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause Agnes de Sumery to have 
seisin of a messuage and ten acres of land in Roueleye, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the sheriff of Stafford t^at the said messuage and 
land, which Geoffrey de Thurhill, who was hanged for felony, held, have 
been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Geoffrey held 
them of Agnes, and that the township of Roueley now holds them, and 
that it has had the king's year and day thereof, for which it ought to 
answer to the king. 



44 



CALENDAE OP CLOSE EOLLS- 



1297. 

July 16. 

Westminster. 



July 15. 
Westminster. 



July 17. 
Westminster. 



July 17. 

Westminster. 



July 16. 
Westminster. 

July 17. 
Westminster. 



July 13. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

To Adam Gurdoun, keeper of the forest of Wolvemere. Order to cause 
Aymer de Valencia to have in that forest ten does and two harts, of the 
king's gift. By K. 

To Hugh de Leomenistre, chamberlain of Carnarvan. Whereas the 
king granted by letters patent to Margaret, late the wife of Madoc, some- 
time lord of Bromfeld, 5 marks yearly from the exchequer of Carnarvan 
by the hands of the king's chamberlain for the time being there, and 2^ 
marks thereof are in arrears to her for Easter term last, as she says: the 
king orders the chamberlain, if it is so, to cause her to have the 2 J marks 
without delay, and to pay to her this sum at Michaelmas and Easter 
yearly for so long as he shall hold the office of chamberlain. By K. 

To the constable of Notingham castle. Order to receive Peter le Blund, 
an alien, from Eobert de Basinges, who will bring or send him to the 
constable, for custody when Eobert shall bring or send him, and to cause 
Peter to be kept at Eobert's cost in that castle until otherwise ordered. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. As John de Erleye 
found the king at his own cost a knight in the king's service in Gascony 
from the time when Edmund, the king's brother, crossed the sea to those 
parts, the king has granted to him respite until further orders for all debts 
due to the exchequer, and orders the treasurer and barons to cause him to 
have such respite. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Eichard de Kynardesle, deceased. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. As it appears to the 
king that Eobert de la Mare, son and heir of Peter de la Mare, tenant in 
chief, was under age and in the king's wardship, the king orders them to 
supersede the demand made upon Eobert for his relief for the lands falling 
to him by inheritance, which were in the king's hands by reason of his 
minority. 

To John son of Reginald, or to him who supplies his place in the land 
of Talgarth. The king, specially confiding in his fidelity, requests him 
to cause fifty Welshmen to be chosen from the better and stronger men 
of that land to set out in the king's service with the king to parts beyond 
sea, so that they shall be at Hereford at the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula 
to receive their wages there and to set out for the port of Wynchelse, 
where they shall be in the octaves of that feast at the latest, ready to cross 
the sea with the king, in such manner as John de Acton, sheriff of 
Hereford, and Philip ap Howel shall cause the Welshmen thus elected to 
know. [ParL Writs.] 
The like to the following : 

Eichard, earl of Arundel, for 100 Welshmen from the lands of 

Oswestry (de Alio Monasterio) and Clone. 
Eobert de Thony, for 100 Welshmen from the lands of Elvel, 

Ughmenith and Estmenyth (sic). 
Edmund de Mortuo Mari, for 200 Welshmen from his land in the 

Welsh marches. 
John Giffard, for 100 Welshmen from the lands of Buelt and 

Gantresclyf (sic). 
William de Pederton, supplying the place of the justice of West 
Wales, for 2,000 Welshmen from his bailiwick and the adjoining 
lands. 
Boger Pichard, for 50 Welshmen from the land of Stradewy. 
Gilbert de Bohun, for 50 Welshmen from the land of Kirkehowel. 
John de Hastinges, for 100 Welshmen from the land of Bergeyeny. 



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1297. 
July 19. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

To the constable of Notingham castle. As the king, at the instance of 
A. bishop of Durham, has granted that William Barry, imprisoned in that 
castle for trespass of the Forest, may cross to parts beyond sea with the 
bishop in his service ; the king orders the constable to cause William to 
be released, if he be imprisoned solely for this reason, in order to cross 
with the bishop, on condition that he shall stand to right in the king's 
" court upon his return concerning this trespass if the king wish to speak 
against him concerning it. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to restore to Ealph de Lasceles his lands, 
which the sheriff took into the king's hands by virtue of the order to take 
into the king's hands all the lands of men having lands in his bailiwick 
who dwelt in Scotland and not in England, because Ralph was then 
staying in Scotland, since Ralph has always been faithful to the king and 
has never adhered to his enemies. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands that belonged to Adam de Creting, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Adam at his death 
held nothing of the king in chief by reason whereof the wardship of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king. He is ordered to retain in the king's 
hands the lands that Adam held of Joan, countess of Gloucester and 
Hertford, until otherwise ordered. 

The like to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order 
to cause the prior of St. Mary's, Huntingdon, to have in the forest of 
Wauberg six oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. 



MEMBRANE 10. 

To the abbess of Pontevrault. Whereas the king upon the voidance of 

the priory of Aumesbyry ordered the abbess to send to him in England 

from her house of Fontevrault a suitable nun for the rule of the priory, 
and she has sent to him lady Joan de Genes for this purpose, praying the 
king by her letters to admit Joan as prioress in that place and to commit 
to her the temporalities of the house. The king, acceding to her 
request, has admitted Joan as prioress, and has rendered to her the 
temporalities of the house, as has been usual in the case of other 
prioresses of that house, and has confirmed by his letters' patent the 
abbess's ordinance by her letters patent of Joan. The king, not 
unreasonably, wonders that the abbess has at the suggestion of any one 
otherwise ordained of the tempoplities, because the said prioress after her 
arrival there has acted and acts energetically in the disposition of the 
temporalities and spiritualities according to the requirements of the order, 
so far as the king could see when he was present in the said house, and 
this pleased him beyond measure. He therefore requests the abbess to 
extend her goodwill to the prioress, and that she will not attempt to ordain 
anything concerning the temporalities of the house, committed, as she 
requested, to the prioress, over the head of the priores^ {superordinare 
attemptetis) without his special assent. 

July 18. To the sheriff of Kent. As Alexander de Balliolo is setting out in the 

Westminster, king's service for Flanders in the company of A. bishop of Durham, the 

king, wishing to show him favour on this account, orders the sheriff to 



46 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1297, 



July 20. 
Westminster. 



July 19. 
Westminster. 



July 21. 

Westminster, 



July 23. 
Westminster. 



July 22. 

Westminster. 



July 21. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — cont, 

deliver to Alexander all his lands in the sheriff's bailiwick, which were 
taken into the king's hands by the sheriff by reason of Alexander's 
trespasses against the king, to be held by Alexander during the king's 
pleasure, together with the corn in the lands, saving to the king his costs 
in sowing the same and the issues received by him in the meantime. 

By li. on the information of the bishop of Durham. 
The like to the sheriff' of Hertford. By K. as above. 

To Ralph de Sandwyco, keeper of the Tower of London. Order to 
deliver John son of John Comyn of Badenagh upon sight of these letters 
to A. bishop of Durham, as the bishop has mainperned before the king 
that John will set out with him for parts beyond sea in the king's service, 
and that he will answer to the king for John's body when required to do 
so by the king. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to release on mainprise John de 
Agmodesham, imprisoned at Newegate for the death of John de Hereford 
wherewith he is charged, as the king learns by the record of Ralph de 
Sandwyco and John le Breton that he slew him in self defence. 

To the constable of Ledes Castle. As the king has lent his houses in 
that castle to Isabel, late the wife of John de Vescy, to dwell therein with 
her household during the king's pleasure, he orders the constable to 
deliver the houses to her, and to permit her to take by her servants in the 
king's park and in his outer woods there sufficient brushwood for her fuel 
by the constable's view. 

By K. on the information of W. de Bello Campo, steward of his 
household. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has pardoned the abbot and convent of V/estminster the 500L at 
which the abbot was amerced before John de Berewyk and his fellows, 
justices last in eyre in co. Middlesex, for fi\Q escapes, to wit lOOZ. for the 
escape of John de Ebor[aco], 1002. for the escape of John Ballard, 1002. 
for the escape of Roger de Parva Frome, 1002. for the escape of Robert le 
Clerk, and 1002. for the escape of Eustace de Royston, convicted clerks, 
who escaped from the abbot's custody, and order to cause the abbot to be 
acquitted of the said 5002. By K. on the information of J. de Benestede. 
[Prynne, Eecords, iii, p. 765.] 

To Geoffrey de Pycheford, constable of Windsor castle. Whereas the 
late king granted by his charter, which the king has confirmed, to God 
and St. Peter and the abbot of Westminster eight bucks yearly, to be 
taken at the king's cost in the forest of Windsor by the hands of the 
constable for the time being, and to be carried by the constable to 
Westminster on the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula, so that those who carry 
the venison thither shall make yearly two (meneyas) before 

the great altar of St. Peter there ; and ten bucks are now in arrear, to 
wit two for the twenty-third year of the reign and eight for the twenty- 
fourth, as the abbot says : the king orders the constable to cause the 
abbot to have what are in arrears of the bucks for the said years. 

To Malcolm de Harlee, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Thomas de Bekering, son and heir of Thomas de Bekering, to have seisin 
of the lands that his father at his death held of the king in chief, as the 
king has taken his homage. 

The like to John de Lithegreins, escheator beyond Trent, 



25 EDWARD I. 



47 



July 20. 

Westminster. 



July 22. 

Westminster. 



"J 29 7. Membrane 10 — cont. 

July 22. To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. As Thomas de 

Westminster Kadeswell, sent to the king on behalf of Dionysia de Monte Caniso by her 
letters patent, and Ralph de Cogeshale have acknowledged before the 
king that Dionysia, daughter and heiress of "William son of Warin de 
Monte Caniso, tenant in chief, whose wardship during her minority 
was granted by the king to Dionysia and Ralph, is of full age, and they 
have rendered her lands to the king : the king, for the good service 
that Hugh de Ver, who married the said heiress, has rendered to him in 
Gaseony, has rendered the lands to Hugh and Dionysia, his wife, saving 
the right of others, and therefore orders the escheator to deliver them to 
Hugh and Dionysia, on condition that Hugh on his return from Gaseony 
shall do to the king what is due in this behalf. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Edmund, 
earl of Cornwall, to be acquitted of the scutage exacted from him for his 
service due to the king for all the knights' fees held by him of the king 
in the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as he did his 
service in that army. * *By transcript. 

To the same. Notification that the king has pardoned Aymer de 
Valencia, son and heir of William de Valencia, his uncle, the fifteenth 
due to the king from William's goods by reason of the fifteenth granted 
to the king by the laity, payment whereof the king had respited up to this 
time, and order to cause Aymer to be acquitted thereof. 

To the same. Notification that the king has pardoned Aymer the 20?. 
exacted from him for the default that the said William made before John 
de Berewyk and his fellows, justices last in eyre in co. Hereford, in not 
coming at the common summons of that eyre, and order to cause Aymer 
to be acquitted of this sum. 

To the same. Order to cause Aymer to be acquitted of the scutage 
exacted from him for the service due to the king by the said William in 
the armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth years of the reign for the 
knights' fees that he held of the king, as it appears to the king that 
William did his service to him in the said armies. By K. 

July 24. ^To the same. Order not to exact from Edmund, earl of Cornwall, 
Westminster, anything beyond the service of three knights' fees for the honour of 
Wallingford, with the castle and all appurtenances, and with the manor 
of Watiyngton, permitting him to hold the same by the service aforesaid, 
and not molesting him in any way contrary to the charter of the late 
king, dated 10 August, in the fifteenth year of his reign, which the king 
has confirmed, as the late king granted by that charter, to Richard, count 
of Poitou and earl of Co):nwall, the present king's uncle, father of 
Edmund, the said honour, etc. to be held by the service of three knights' 
fees only. 

July 24. To Malcolm de Harlee, escheator fchis side Trent. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further witih the lands that belonged to Thomas de Otteleye, 
and to restore the issues received from them to those to whom they belong, 
as the king granted to the executors of the will of Edmund, his brother, 
the custody of the lands that belonged to Edmund at his death, with the 
knights' fees ai^d all other things that might fall to that custody, to have 
until Edmund's heir shall come of age, for the discharge of the debts 
in which he was bound to divers creditors at his death, and it is found by 
an inquisition taken by the king's order that Thomas de Otteleye at his 
death held nothing of the king in chief, but that he held of the honour of 
Lancaster. 



* The words 'per transcri^ptum^ are written in a minute hand* 



48 



CALENDAB OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 
July 21. 

Westminster. 



July 25. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Edmund, 
earl of Cornwall, to be acquitted of the scutage of all the knights* fees 
that he holds of the king for the army of Wales in the tenth year of his 
reign, as Edmund at that time supplied the king's place in England "when 
the king was with the said army. ^•^By transcript. 

To Hugh de Cressingham, treasurer of Scotland. Order to cause 
179Z. 4.S'. Sid. to bo allowed to Hugh de Louthre, late sheriff of Edenburgh, 
as he paid this sum into the wardrobe by the king's order to John 
de Drokenesford, keeper thereof, at Berwick on Tweed in September, in 
the twenty -fourth year of the reign. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Edmund 
Deyncurt to be acquitted of scutage for the knights' fees that he holds of 
the king for the king's armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth years of his 
reign, as it appears to the king that he did his service in the said armies. 

By p.s. 



July 22. 
Westminster 



July 20. 

Westminster 



July 23. 

Westminster. 



July 25. 

Westminster 



MEMBBANE 9. 

To the same. Whereas the late king by his letters patent, dated 28 
May, in the. forty-first year of his reign, acquitted William de Valencia, 
the king's uncle, lately deceased, of all debts and demands up to that date, 
as is contained in the letters patent, which the king has inspected ; the 
king orders them to cause Aymer de Valencia, son and heir of William, 
to be acquitted of all the debts and demands exacted from him for the 
time aforesaid. 

To the same. Notification that the king has granted to the prior of 
Holy Trinity, London, that he may pay the 39 6Z. Ss. 4:d, due from him to 
the exchequer for divers reasons by 100 marks at Michaelmas next and 
100 marks at Michaelmas on following years until it shall be paid off in 
full, and order to cause him to have these terms. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benestede. 

To the same. Order to cause John de Bitterleye, king's yeoman, 
keeper of the manor of Havering', to be acquitted of the five marks at 
which he was amerced before them at the exchequer because he did not 
come before them on the morrow of the close of Easter, in the twenty- 
fourth year, to make his proffer before them on that day, as the king has 
pardoned him. 

To the same. Order to acquit the said John of the agistment 
pertaining to the king in the park of Havering' from 29 April, in the 
twentieth year of the reign, when the king, by letters patent under the 
seal of the exchequer, committed to John the manor of Havering', with 
the park and forest and all other things, to be kept during the king's 
pleasure, rendering therefor to the exchequer 132^. yearly, as the king, 
wishing to show him favour, has acquitted him of the agistment. 

To the same. Order to cause Thomas son of Koger de Lovetot to be 
acquitted of lOZ. by which he made fine with the king for the service of 
one knight's fee that he acknowledged to the king in his army of Wales 
in the fifth year of his reign, as he paid this sum to Eeyner de Luk, 
merchant, at Michaelmas in the said year, as appears to the king by the 
letters patent that he caused to be made to Thomas in this behalf. 

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49 



1297. 

July 24. 
Westminster. 



July 22. 

Westminster. 



July 24. 
Westminster. 



July 16. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 9 — conU 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands that Warin de Insula at his death held of 
other lords than the king, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Warin held nothing of the king in chief except by reason 
of the inheritance that belonged to Isabel de Fortibus, late countess of 
Albemarle, of which inheritance a certain part is in the king's hands by 
her feoffment, so that the custody of the lands that Warin held of other 
lords ought not to pertain to the king. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to deliver in bail Ralph le Coupere 
of Wappinbur[y], imprisoned at Warwick for the death of Robert le Weper, 
wherewith he is charged, as the king learns by the record of John de 
Haveringge, his justice lately appointed to deliver that gaol, that he slow 
him in self-defence. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that Peter de Campania held at his 
death of other lords than the king, as the king learns by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that Peter did not hold of the king in chief anything 
except the manor of Barewe as of the honour of Albemarle, which honour 
is in the king's hands, so that the custody of the lands that he held of 
other lords ought not to pertain to the king. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Alice, late the 
wife of Jordan le Bacher, tenant by knight service of Joan, countess of 
Gloucester and Hertford, whose lands are in the king's hands, as she has 
taken oath before the king that she will not marry without the king's 
licence. 

To Aubrey de Fiscampo. Order to deliver to Thomas de Meridene, son 
and heir of Margaret de Meridene, daughter of Walter de Meridene, 
tenant by knight service of Ranulph de Monte Caniso, Ernald de 
Montiniaco, and John Pycot, the lands that belonged to* the said Walter, 
the custody whereof Ranulph, Ernald and John granted to Adam de 
Stretton, deceased, until the heir came of age, which custody came to the 
king's hands by Adam's forfeiture, which lands the king committed to 
Aubrey until the heir should come of age, as Thomas has proved his age. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, and Thomas Cantok, the 
chancellor. Whereas the king learns by an inquisition taken by Robert 
de Ufford, late justiciary of Ireland, that Geoffrey de Geynvill and Maud, 
his wife, hold certain lands in Meath (Midia) of her inheritance that are 
outside the bounds of any of the king's counties, and that the king's writs 
were wont before the liberty of Meath was taken into his hands to be 
directed to Hugh de Lascy and Walter de Lascy, Maud's ancestors, and 
to their bailiffs there, and that this was altered (muttatum) from the time 
of the taking of the liberty by the king's justiciary, chancellor and other 
ministers at their will and not for any other cause, and that it is not to the 
king's damage that his writs should be directed immediately to Geoffrey 
and Maud and their bailiffs of the liberty, as was wont to be done in times 
past ; for which reason the king granted to them that his writs shall be 
directed immediately to them or to their bailiff's of that liberty, in 
accordance with the tenor of the inquisition, and as they' were wont 
to " be directed to Maud's ancestors before the liberty was taken 
into, the late king's hands, and ordered Stephen, bishop of Water- 
ford, his justiciary, and his chancellor of Ireland to direct his 
writs to Geoffrey and Maud and her heirs, and to their bailiffs, in 

4351 D 



50 



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1297 



July 24. 

Westminsfjer. 



July 80. 

Westminster, 



July 31. 

St. Paul's, 

London. 



Membrane 9 — cont, 

form aforesaid ; and the king now learns from the complaint of Geoffrey 
and Maud that the justiciary and chancellor in some cases cause the wrfts 
to be directed to them immediately and in other cases mediately by the 
return of the sheriff of Dublin, to the injury of their liberty aforesaid 
and contrary to the tenor of the said inquisition and contrary 
to the form of the king's grant and order : the king, being un- 
willing that they shall be injured by the justiciary or his ministers 
contrary to the said grant, orders them to direct his writs to Geoffrey 
and Maud and to her heirs and to their bailiffs in form aforesaid, and in 
accordance to the king's order to the aforesaid Stephen, which is in their 
hands. If they have in any case directed his writs to Geoffrey and Maud 
mediately by the return of the sheriff of Dublin, they are to certify the 
king in what case and for what reason they hav,e done so, returning to 
him this writ, so that he may cause to be done in this matter what ought 
to be done of right and by his council. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Henry de 
la Pomeray, son and heir of Henry de la Pomeray, to be acquitted of the 
scutage exacted from him for the service of one knight's fee in the king's 
. army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as his father was with the 
king in his service in that army by his order for the service of one knight, 
which he then acknowledged to the king, as appears to the king by 
inspection of his rolls of the marshalsea of that army. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king, 
on 21 January, in the forty-ninth year of his reign, granted by his letters 
patent, which the king has inspected, to Adam son of Bernard, Thomas 
son of Ivo, Richard son of David and Thomas son of Alvered the manors 
of Boudon and Haverbergh, to be kept from Michaelmas in the forty- 
eighth year of his reign for five years following, rendering therefor 50 
marks yearly to the exchequer; and the said king afterwards, on 6 
January, in the fifty-second year of his reign, committed to Eleanor, 
sometime Queen of England, the king's consort, the said manors, to be 
held for ten years from Michaelmas in that year, so that she should have 
all issues and profits of the manors for her maintenance for the term 
aforesaid, as appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of his chancery : 
the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause Adam, Thomas, Richard 
and Thomas to be acquitted of the said 50 marks for the manors from the 
aforesaid 6 January for the time during which Eleanor held the manors. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order upon sight hereof of the goods and 

chattels of Master Simon de Candamo, arch [lncom][)lete'\. 

Vacated, 

To the sheriffs of London. Ordet to restore to John de Berkewey, 
clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's 
hands upon his being charged before John le Breton and Ralph de 
Sandwyco, justices appointed to deliver Newegate goal, with theft and 
robbery, as he has purged his innocence before R. bishop of London, the 
diocesan of the place, to whom he was delivered in accordance with the 
privilege of the clergy, and as the king learns by an inquisition that he has 
caused to be taken by the sheriffs and by the coroners of London that 
John is of good fame and was never a public or notorious evildoer. 

To Walter de Bello Campo, constable of Gloucester castle. Order to 
cause thirty oak-stumps {rohora) to be felled in the king's wood of La 
Berton near Gloucester, which is in Walter's custody, where it can be 
done with the least destruction of the wood, and to cause brushwood 
(buscam) to be made from them and carried to that castle for its munition. 



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To the sheriif of Kent. Whereas the king lately ordered him to deliver 
to Alexander de Balliolo, who is setting out in the king-'s service to 
Flanders in the company of A. bishop of Durham, all his lands, which 
were taken into the king's hands by reason of his trespasses against the 
king, to be held by him during the king's pleasure, with the corn now in 
the land, saving to the king his costs in sowing the corn and the issues 
received in the meantime : the king, wishing to show him further favour, 
now orders the sheriff to deliver to him the plough cattle (afros carucarum) 
there together with the ploughs, saving to the king the costs and issues 
aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to deliver to Richard Siward all 
his lands, which are in the king's hands by his forfeiture, together with 
the fruits of the present harvest {autum^pni), as the king has granted them 
to him of his special favour. 

By K. on the information of A. bishop of Durham. 

To Ralph de Sandwyco, constable of the Tower of London. Order to 
release John, earl of Athole (Atheles), from prison therein, as he has found 
mainprise before Walter de Bello Campo, steward of the king's household, 
to set out forthwith with the king to Flanders and to serve him well and 
faithfully against the king of France and other his rebels and enemies here- 
after, as is contained in the mainprise, which is enrolled before the 
steward. 

July 31. To Nicholas de Cheyny, keeper of the islands of Gernes[ey] and 

St. Paul's Geres[ey]. Whereas the king is sending Master Robert de Leysset his 
clerk, to those islands to audit the account of Henry de Cobeham, late 
keeper of the said islands, for all the time of his office, and to hear and 
determine the complaints made and to be made against Henry and his 
bailiffs by the men of those islands and by others, and has assigned to 
him Bs. daily for his expenses : the king orders Nicholas to pay this sum 
' daily to Robert in going thither, staying there, and returning thence, 
together with the freight of a ship in going and coming, receiving from 
him his letters patent testifying the sum paid to him. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the Friars Preachers at Oxford and the other friars of that order 
who are about to assemble there at their next general chapter to have in 
the forest of Bernewode sixteen leafless oak-stumps [robora folia non 
portancia) for fuel, of the king's gift. 



MEMBRANE 8. 

July 31. To Nicholas de Cheyny, keeper of the islands of Gerneseye and 

St. Paul's. Gernereye. Whereas the king has appointed Master Robert de Lesset, 
his clerk, to hear and determine the complaints made and to be made by 
the men and inhabitants of the islands and others against Henry de 
Cobeham, late keeper of the islands, and against his bailiffs, and also to 
audit Henry's account for all the time when he was keeper of the islands : 
the king orders Nicholas to cause to come before Robert at certain days 
and places to be appointed by him so many and such men of his bailiwick 
as shall be necessary for the execution of these affairs. 

To Master Robert de Lesset, auditor of the account of the said Henry 
and justice to hear and determine complaints against him and his 

# 



52 



CALENDAE OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



2297. Membrane 8 — cont, 

bailiffs. Although Henry ought to set out with the king for Flanders, 
for which reason the king has granted to him his protection in the 
usual form, he wills nevertheless that he shall answer by his attorney 
in all and singular the things committed to Robert, notwithstanding the 
protection aforesaid just as he ought to answer if he were present in person. 

Aug, 6. To John de Lythegraynes, escheator this side. Trent. Order to cause 

Pembury. dower to be assigned to Beatrice, late the wife of Henry de RyhuU, tenant 

in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 

licence. 

Aug. 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. As Robert son of 

Oombwell. Walter, who is now in Gascony in the king's service, was unable by reason 
of the last war in Wales to levy and answer to the king for the f erm due to 
him from the castle of Bere and the county of Meronnyth, which he held 
of the king at ferm at that time ; the king, wishing to show him favour, 
in consideration of his .service aforesaid, orders them to cause him to be 
acquitted of the ferm for so much as they shall ascertain is due for the 
time aforesaid, and to cause him to have respite for so long as he is in the 
king's service aforesaid for the remainder of the ferm due for the time of 
peace. 

To the same. Order to acquit the said Robert of the scut age exacted 
from him for the knights' fees that he holds of the king for the armies of 
Wales in the fifth and tenth years of his reign, as it appears to the king 
that he did his service in the said armies for the aforesaid fees. 

Aug. 8. To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Eobertsbridge William, son and heir of William de la Hoge, to have seisin of the lands 

7?^^^T' ^^^^ ^^^ father held by knight service of the heir of John de Wyndesor', 

^ ^^ *"^ tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, as the king has taken his 

homage. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order 
to cause Alexander de Neuport, keeper of the manor of Turveston, to have 
in the forest of Whitlewode six oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. 

Aug. 12. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to release on mainprise Simon le Barber, 

Udimore. imprisoned at Wy for the death of Thomas Kyn, wherewith he is charged, 

as the king learns by the record of Luke de la Gare and Richard de 

Gravene, his justices appointed to deliver that gaol, that he slew him by 

mischance. 

To John de Lythegr[eynes], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of Hugh de Heriz of Stapilford, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the 
king's licence. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John le 
Leutour to be acquitted of SI. 6s. Sd. due to the exchequer from his goods 
by reason of the eighth granted to the king by the laity in the city of 
London, as the king has pardoned him this sum. 

By K. on the information of J. de Bensted. 

To the same. Order to cause the abbot of Westminster to be acquitted 
of 800^. due to the exchequer, to wit 100^. at which he was amerced before 
Ralph de Hengham and his fellows, the king's late justices to hold his 
pleas, for the escape of a clerk, and 200Z. at which he was amerced before 
Gilbert de Thornton and his fellows, late justices appointed to hold 



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2297 Membrane 8 — conL 

the king's pleas, for the escape of another clerk made with his knowledge 
(scie7iter facta) ^ as the king has pardoned him these amercements. 
[Prynne, lieeorchy iii. j^. 765.] 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause John de Takkeleye, keeper 
of one of the king's chargers {dextrariis), who is imprisoned at Hertford 
on suspicion of a trespass that he is said to have committed in the park 
of Cesterhunt, which is in the king's hands by reason of the lands of 
John de Brittannia being in the king's hands, to be released if he be 
imprisoned solely for this reason. 

Aug. 13. To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Udimore. meddle further with the manors of Farnham and La Sere, which he took 
into the king's hands by reason of the deat^ of John de Verdun, son of 
Theobald de Verdun, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Theobald enfeoffed John of the said manors, to hold to 
him and the heirs of his body of the king, with reversion in default of 
heirs to Theobald, and that John died without an heir of his body, and it 
also appears to the king by inspection of the charter made to John that 
Theobald enfeoffed him of the manors in form aforesaid, which manors 
the king caused to be taken into his hands after the feoffment because 
John had entered them without his licence, which manors the king after- 
wards caused to be delivered to John by the escheator, on condition that 
he should hold them of the king in chief and should answer to him for 
his trespass in entering them without his licence. 

Aug. 13. To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, and Walter de laHaye, escheator 

Udimore. there. Although the Friars Carmelite in Ireland have acquired and 
entered certain lands for the enlargement of the sites of their houses 
(arearmn suariim), contrary to the form of the statute of mortmain, the 
king, wishing out of respect for charity to show them grace, orders the 
justiciary and escheator to cause to be restored to them the lands thus 
acquired, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of the statute 
aforesaid, to be held by them notwithstanding the statute, on condition 
that they do not henceforth acquire any lands in Ireland without the 
king's special licence. 

To the keepers of the king's new custom at Yarmouth. Whereas the 
king has ordered the sheriffs of Cambridge and Huntingdon and Norfolk 
and Suffolk to cause all the wool bought for the king's use by them and 
by others associated with them within those counties, in accordance with 
the ordinance made by the king and his council, to be carried to that port 
and delivered to the keepers aforesaid — [Incomplete] , 
Vacated, because otherwise below. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a moiety of the manor of Tackeleye, which he 
took into the king's hands with the temporalities of the bishopric of 
Coventry and Lichfield, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that William le Poure demised to Koger, late bishop of 
Coventry and Lichfield, a moiety of the manor for life, with reversion to 
William and his heirs, and that William held the moiety of Roger de 
Monte Alto, deceased, by knight service. 

Aug. 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Udimore. executors of the will of Robert de Ver, late earl of Oxford, to be acquitted 

of the scutage exacted from them for three knights' fees in the king's 

army in Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as Robert was with the 



Aug. 15. 
Udimore. 



54 



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1297. 



Aug. 16. 
Udimore. 



Aug. 15. 
Udimore. 



Aug. 15. 
Udimore, 



Sept. 17. 
Udimore 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

king in that army for the service of three knights' fees that he then 
acknowledged to the king, as appears to the king by the rolls of his 
marshalsea of that army. 

Vacated, because otherwise below* 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. It is shown to the king 
by the abbot of Westminster that although the late king by divers writs 
pardoned the abbot's predecessors all debts in which they were indebted 
to him at the exchequer, which writs are in the hands of the treasurer 
and barons in the exchequer, as it is said, the treasurer and barons 
nevertheless cause the debts to be exacted from the abbot and cause him 
to be destrained for them contrary to the writs : the king orders them to 
examine the writs aforesaid and to cause the abbot to be acquitted of the 
debts in accordance with the writs. 

To the same. Order to cause the executors of the will of Nicholas, late 
bishop of Winchester, to have respite until the king's return from parts 
beyond the sea or until otherwise ordered for all debts due from the 
bishop to the exchequer, as the king has granted such respite to Ealph de 
Sanford, one of the executors of the bishop's will and the king's chaplain, 
and to his co-executors of the will, because he is setting out for parts 
beyond sea with the king in his service. 

To Eeginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to pay to John son of 
Richard Siward, whom Richard delivered to the justice as hostage to be 
kept in Chester castle for Richard, who was lately captured in the battle 
at Dumbar and was imprisoned in the Tower of London, his wages, to wit 
Sd, a day for his maintenance, until otherwise ordered. 

To the keeper of the forest of Shotore. Order to cause Master Walter 
Burdun to have in that forest four bucks, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of W. de Bello Campo, steward of the 
king's Household. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
executors of the will of Robert de Veer, late earl of Oxford, to be acquitted 
of the scutage exacted from them for the knights' fees that the earl held of 
the king for the armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth years of his reign, 
as it appears to the king that the earl did his service due to him in the 
armies aforesaid for the knights' fees that he held of the king. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
William de Vescy of Kyldar the manor of Cathorp, co. Lincoln, if he 
ascertain that William was seised thereof on the day when the escheator 
took it into the king's hands, as the king [confirmed] the grant and 
surrender of the manor that Anthony, bishop of Durham, made in his 
court before John de Metingham and his fellows, justices of the Bench, 
to William de Vescy, deceased, and to the heirs of his body, with 
remainder in default of such heirs to William de Vescy of Kyldar and- to 
the heirs of his body, as contained in the fine levied between the bishop 
and William de Vescy before the said justices, in the twenty-fourth year 
of the reign, as appears by the rolls of chancery, which manor the 
escheator took into the king's hands upon the death of William de Vescy. 

The like to John de Lythegrayns, escheator beyond Trent, for the 
manors of Malt on, Langeton, Wintringham, and Brumpton, co. York. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the 
heirs of Roger de Mortuo Mari and the executors of his will, and Maud, 
late his wife, of the scutage exacted from them for the king's armies of 



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1297. 



Membrane 8 — cant. 



Wales in the fifth and tenth years of his reign, as it appears to the king 
that Roger did his service to him in the said armies for the knights' fees 
that he then held of the king in chief, both of his own inheritance and of 
the inheritance of the said Maud. 



1296, 

Dec. 10. 
Bures, 



1297. 

Jan. G. 
Ipswich. 



Jan. 9. 
Ipswich. 



March 7. 
Salisbury. 



July 13. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 21. 
Win Chelsea, 



Oct. 4. 

St. Paul's. 



Membrane 8 — Schedule. 

To Robert de Retford and Henry Spigurnel, justices to take [assizes] in 
CO. Hereford (dc). Order not to put Robert Auvrey in default because he did 
not appear before them on Saturday after the octaves of Michaelmas last 
in the suit before them by the king's writ between Robert, demandant, 
and Thomas de Jarcumvill, tenant, concerning a messuage, 200 acres of 
land, 4 acres of meadow and fifteen acres of wood in Great Bysheye, as 
he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

Richard de Beverlaco was in the king's service on Thursday the morrow 
of All Saints last, so that he could not be present in the suit before the 
justices of the Bench by the king's writ between Henry de Combes, 
demandant, and him, tenant, concerning three acres of land and 2d. 
yearly of rent in Thorneton and Thorp near Haddesco. He has letters to 
the justices not to put him in default. 

To the bailiffs of Joan, countess of Gloucester and Hertford, at Clare. 
Order not to put Gerard de Wachesham in default because he did not do 
his suit at her court of Clare on Wednesday before St. Thomas last, as he 
was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

To the bailiffs of Edmund, earl of Cornwall, of the honour of Waling- 
ford in co. Oxford. Order not to put Roald son of Alan in default because 
he did not appear on Tuesday before St. Peter in Cathedra last in the suit 
in the court of that honour without the king's writ between Petronilla de 
Scaccario and Roald concerning her cattle unjustly taken and detained, as 
he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

To H. de Enef[ord] and J. de Bosco, justices appointed to take assizes 
in CO. Wilts. Order not to put John Tregoz in default because he did not 
appear on Saturday after St. John the Baptist last in the assize of morte 
d' ancestor that Robert son of William de Ryngesburne arramed before 
them against him concerning a messuage and a carucate of land in Kenete 
near Marleberge, as he was in the king's service on that day by his order. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order not to put Eustace de Deyvill in 
default because he did not appear on Monday after the Assumption last 
in the sheriff's county [court] by the king's writ between him and John 
de Bosco of Conysby concerning a debt of 10 marks exacted from John 
by him, as he was in the king's service on that day by his order. 



Here the king crossed [the sea]. 



To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put John le Sauvage in 
default because he did not appear on Monday the morrow of the octaves 
of Holy Trinity in the suit before them between him and John son of 
Peter de London concerning the unjust taking and detention of his 
cattle, as he was in the king's service on that day by his order. Witness : 
Edward, the king's son. 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS, 



1297. 
Oct. 27. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 14. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 8 — Schedule — cont. 

To the same. Like order in favour of Master Thomas de Aberbury, 
who was in the king's service on Tuesday after Midsummer last, so that 
he could not appear in the suit before them between John son of John de 
Couele, demandant, and him, tenant, concerning two messuages, 33 acres 
of land and 7 acres of meadows in Couele. By C. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order not to put Eobert de Clifford in 
default because he did not appear on Monday the feast of St. Martin in 
the suit in the sheriff's county [court] without the king's writ between him 
and John Wak, Kichard le Provost of Dyk and John Bere of Brunne 
concerning the unjust taking and detaining of his cattle, as he was in the 
king's service by his order on that day. 



Aug. 17. 
Udimore. 



Aug. 15. 
Udimore. 



Aug. 17. 
Udimore. 



Aug. 20. 
Winchelsea. 



Aug. 20. 
Winchelsea. 



Membrane 7. 

To John do Lythegraynes, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
Anthony Bek, bishop of Durham, to have seisin of the lands whereof William 
de Vescy, lately deceased, enfeoffed him by the king's licence, which are 
held of the king in chief, and which the escheator has taken into the 
king's hands by reason of William's death, as the king has taken the 
bishop's homage. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
lately granted to Henry de Wynton[ia] that he may pay the 36L Qs. 8d. 
in arrear of a debt of 43Z. due to the king for money received in the 
king's wardrobe and for certain moneys that he received from the issues 
of the king's Jewry in the sixth year of the reign, of which debt he had 
paid 10 marks, as he says, at the rate of 40s. yearly, as contained in the 
king's writ in their hands at the exchequer ; the king, wishing to show 
favour to Henry, although he has not kept his terms, has granted to him 
that he may recover his terms, and he therefore orders them to cause him 
to have these terms again, and to cause this to be so done and enrolled. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to restore to Philip de Erreby, parson 
of the church of Worthyn, all his lay fees, which the sheriff took into 
the king's hands by virtue of the king's order to take into the king's hands 
all the lay fees in his bailiwick, together with the goods and chattels found 
therein, as the king, at the instance of Peter Corbet, wishes to show 
favour to him although he did not have the king's protection. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The king is sending to 
them enclosed in the presents a form for levying a third or a fifth of the 
goods of prelates, clerks and ecclesiastical persons of the realm in aid of 
the king's present expedition, and orders them to appoint by letters of the 
exchequer certain persons in whom they have confidence to tax and levy 
the said third and fifth according to the form aforesaid. [Prynne, Records, 
iii, p. 765.] 

To the same. Order to caase Walter Maydenstan, clerk, imprisoned in 
the Tower of London for certain false bulls that he is said to have forged, 
to R. bishop of London, in accordance with the privilege of the clergy, 
as W. bishop of Ely has told them more fully by word of mouth on the 
king's behalf. 

To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Order to deliver to Reginald de Pycheford 
of Scardeburgh the ship called ^ Joy eland ' of Strallesund and to John de 



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Pycheford the ship called 'la Godeyere' of Stavre, which were lately 
captured from the king's enemies and are now in that port as forfeited to 
the king, as the king has given these ships to Eeginald and John in 
consideration of their good service to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the 
accounts of the constable of Buelt castle of the costs and expenses that 
the said {sic) John expended within the castle during the king's last war 
in Wales about the munition of the castle against the Welsh, then the 
king's rebels, and to allow to John the said costs and expenses in his 
account, unless he have previously had allowance thereof by another writ. 

To the same. Order not to take any of the wool of Edmund, the king's 
brother, lately deceased, for the king's use, although the king lately 
ordered them to take a certain number of sacks of wool within the realm 
for his use. 

To the same. Order to cause Blanche, queen of Navarre, late the wife 
of Edmund, the king's brother, to have all the issues of the lands assigned 
to her in dower, both before the espousals between her and Edmund and 
after Edmund's death, from the day of Edmund's death, as the king has 
granted these issues to her. 

To Malcolm de Harlegh, escheator this side Trent. Whereas Miles de 
Redeberwe is about to set out with the king in the company of Thomas 
de Berkeleye for parts beyond sea, as is testified before the king by Thomas, 
the king, wishing to show Miles favour, has respited until he returns 
from parts beyond sea, or until otherwise ordered, the trespass committed 
by him in marrying without the king's licence Maud, daughter of Hugh 
de Mortuo Mari, whose marriage pertained to the king by reason of the 
lands that she holds of him, and he has also respited to Maud the trespass 
committed by her in marrying Miles : he therefore orders the escheator 
not to molest Miles and Maud in the meantime by reason of this trespass, 
and to cause to be replevied to them in the meantime their lands taken 
into the king's hands for this reason. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has granted to Blanche, queen of Navarre, late the consort of Edmund, 
his brother, and executrix of his will, and to her co-executors respite 
for all the debts due from Edmund to the exchequer at his death until 
the king shall otherwise order, and order to cause Blanche and her co- 
executors to have such respite. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to cause William Sayer to be 
released from Flete prison, wherein he is detained by judgment {coji- 
slderacionem) of the said justices for a faulty (yicioso) writ returned by 
him before them, as the king has pardoned him out of charity the ransom 
that pertains to him for the trespass aforesaid, as he has been in that 
prison for a year and a day and over, as the king learns. 

Auff. 21. ^^ ^^^ treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger 

Winchelsea. ^^ Moubray to be acquitted of the scutage exacted from him for the 
king's army of Wales in the tenth year of his reign, as it appears to the 
king that he did the service due to him in that army. 

To John de Havering, justice of North Wales. Order to deliver to 
Griffin son of Rhys {Eesi) son of Griffin son of Edenevet certain lands 
in Tregarneth in Angleseye, which Margaret, late the wife of Rhys, held 
in dower of the gift of Rhys, and which the justice has taken into the 



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king's hands by reason of her death, as the king by his letters patent 
granted the said lands to Griffin when they should fall in, to have and to 
hold of the king according to the laws and customs provided and used in 
those parts by the services therefor due and accustomed. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause John Comyn of Badenagh to have in the forest of Geytinton six 
bucks, of the king's gift. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to pay as quickly 
as possible when wages and debts shall be paid to others all the wages 
due to Lupus Burgundi of Bordeaux or to his son, concerning which he 
brought the letters of the earl of Lincoln, and also 45Z. in which the king 
is indebted to him for wines that Matthew de Columbar[iis] took for the 
king's use, concerning which Lupus has tallies. 

To the keeper of the forest of Tonebrigg. Order to cause Guncelin de 
Badelesmere to have in that forest six bucks, of the king's gift. 

To the keeper of the forest of Asseden. Order to cause the said 
Guncelin to have in that forest six bucks, of the king's gift. 

To the keeper of the forest of Havering' atte Bure. Order to cause 
Master John de Staunton, clerk, to have in the king's park of that manor six 
oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. 

To the constable of the castle of Marleberge. Order to deliver to Aymer 
de Valencia the king's houses within the castle, as the king has lent them to 
him so that Beatrice, his wife, may dwell therein befittingly for so long as 
Aymer shall stay with the king in parts beyond sea. 

Aug. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Stephen 

Winchelsea. de Penecestre to be acquitted of 160L in which he was indebted by his 

letters obligatory to the merchants of the society of Lucca at London, 

whose debts are in the king's hands, as the king has pardoned him this 

sum in consideration of his good service. 

Aug. 22. To the constable of Bristol castle. Order to deliver to Alan de Plukenet 

Winchelsea. suitable houses within the castle in which he and his wife and his house- 
hold may dwell during the king's pleasure, as the king has granted to 
him that he may dwell therein with his wife and family during the king's 
pleasure. 

Memorandum, that on Thursday, 22 August, Sir John de Langeton, the 
- king's chancellor, delivered to the king on the sea at Wynchelse in a ship 
called ^ Cog Edward^,' in which the king was then ready to cross to Flanders, 
the great seal, which the king forthwith received and delivered to Sir J. 
de Benstede. These things were thus done in the presence of Walter de 
Bello Campo, steward of the king's household, Eobert de Burghasshe, 
William de Hamelton, Malcolm de Harleye, Ralph de Stanford, the king's 
chaplain, and Master Peter Aymerici, clerk. 

And on Tuesday following, to wit 27 August, about sunset, after the 
king's passage to Flanders, Edward, his son, who supplied his place in 
England, in the castle of Tonebrigge in his chamber, in the presence of 
Sir Reginald de Grey, Sir Alan Plukenet, Sir Guy Ferre, and Sir Guncelin 
de Badlesmere, knights, and of Sir William de Hamelton, clerk, delivered 
to the aforesaid Sir John de Langeton, the chancellor, the king's seal 
that was wont to be used in England while he was in Gascony, and John 
forthwith received the seal from Edward's hands, and sealed writs 
therewith on the morrow. 



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Aug. 27. 
Tunbridge. 



Membrane 7 — cout. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Matthew 
son of John to be acquitted of all debts due to the king at the exchequer, 
both the debts of his father and of other ancestors and his own debts, up 
to the day when he rendered into the king's hands the castle of Exeter 
and the county of Devon, which he had for life of the king's commission, 
as the king has pardoned him these debts. Witness : Edward, the king's 
son. 

The king ordered this before his passage, on the information of 
brother Walter de Wynterburn. 



Membrane 6. 

Aug. 28. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to deliver in mainprise 

Tunbridge Thomas de Milleburn, imprisoned at Newcastle-on-Tyne, for the death of 
Henry le Yunge, as the king learns by the record of Eoger de Burton and 
John de Kirkeby, his justices lately appointed to hear and determine the 
appeal that Emma, late the wife of Eobert de Cutherston, made against 
Thomas for the death of the said Henry, that he slew him in self-defence. 
Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

Aug. 81. To Eve, wife of Eobert de Tybetot. The king, wishing to provide for the 

Sevenoaks security of his castle of Notyngham, which is in the custody of her husband 
by the king's commission, orders her to cause the castle to be so well provided 
{muniri) and safely kept that damage or danger shall not arise in any 
way to the king or the castle for lack of such munition or custody, by 
reason whereof he would have to punish {graviter capere) her husband or 
herself. The king has ordered the sheriff of Nottingham to go in person 
to that place and to see diligently that the castle is well provided and 
safely guarded. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

Sept. 6. To the bailiffs and men' of Yarmouth. Order to cause twenty-four of 

Sk Paul's the more upright, better, discreet and faithful of them to be chosen, who 
shall best know how to provide for the indemnity of the king of that town, 
and for all the merchants and fishermen mentioned belo;w, to keep the 
town and the sea-coast [muritwiam) there until the arrival of those whom 
the king is sending thither shortly, so that peril may not arise to the 
king's town of Yarmouth by reason of the dispute between the bailiffs and 
men of that town and the men of the Cinque Ports, which the king much 
regrets, and so that the passage of the king's men at arms or his victuals 
or other his things that are about to be sent from England to Flanders, 
or of the merchants of Flanders and Brabant and of other parts of Almain 
coming into England or from England to the parts of Almain and 
Flanders, or the coming capture of herrings shall not be hindered in any 
way. They are enjoined not to omit to do this as they love the king's 
honour and profit and that of all the king's realm and as they would 
wish to avoid their own damage. 

To the barons, bailiffs and men of the port of Dover. Order not to 
molest the men of Yarmouth by reason of the said dispute, or for any 
other reason, in their persons or things, on land or sea, for the reasons 
aforesaid, under pain of forfeiture of their bodies, lands and of everything 
that they can forfeit in any way. As Edward, the king's son, supplying 
the king's place in England, has undertaken by the council delivered to 
him to compose the said dispute, the kmg orders them to send to Edward 
at London four of the more discreet, lawful and powerful men of that 



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port, fully instructed concerning the matter aforesaid, with full power to 
consent to the ordinance to be made by the king's son and the council 
between them and their fellow- barons, on the one part, and the said men 
of Yarmouth, on the other, and to execute those things that the said 
matter shall require, so that they shall be at London on the morrow of 
Michaelmas to do and receive what shall be then ordained by the king's 
son and the council. The king has sent the like order to their fellow- 
barons of the other ports and to the men of Yarmouth. 

The like to the barons, bailiffs and men of the port of Hethe, the port 
of Sandwich, the port of Eomeneye, the port of Wynchelse,^the bailiffs 
and men of Yarmouth, to send three men, as above. 

Afterwards other like letters were sent to the barons, bailiffs and men 
of the port of Rye and Hastinges to send four men. 

To Robert de Burghesse, supplying the place of the warden of the 
Cinque Ports. Order to go at once in person upon sight of these letters 
to all the ports aforesaid, and to enjoin the barons and men strictly in the 
king's behalf and to induce them by all ways and means that he shall 
deem fit not to inflict any annoyance or grievance upon the men of 
Yarmouth in their persons or things on land or sea by reason of the Said 
dispute, and to send four of the more discreet, lawful and powerful men 
from each port to the king's son at the aforesaid day and place. He shall 
cause malefactors whom he shall find guilty in this behalf to be attached 
to answer therefor, if he shall deem fit in his discretion. He shall return 
this writ at the said day together with what he shall have caused to be 
done in this matter. 

Sept. 8. To the keeper of the king's park at Northampton. Order to aid Walter 

St. Paul's, de Frene and William de Baillol, yeomen of Edward, the king's son, 
whom he is sending thither to take venison in this present grease time 
(pingiiedineTii presentis seisone) for his use, in taking such venison, a's Walter 
and William shall direct the keeper on Edward's behalf. Witness : 
Edward, the king's son. 

By G. de Pychef[ord], steward of Edward's household. 

To the keeper of the king's park of Guldeford. Order to assist William 

the huntsman of the said Edward, whom Edward is sending thifcher to 

take for his use venison in this present grease time, and those whom he 

shall bring with him in taking the venison. 

The like to the keeper of the park of Windsor. 

By G. de Pychef[ord], steward of Edward's household. 

Sept. 7. To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. The record and process sent by 

St. Paul's, him concerning the matter of the restitution of the temporalities to be 
made to Malachi, elect of Elphin, and the reasons of the said matter 
for which the justiciary has hitherto deferred restoring the temporalities, 
have been examined and fully understood before Edward, the king's son, 
who supplies his place in England, and the king's council, and the reasons 
and causes are deemed insufficient. The king therefore orders the 
justiciary to cause the temporalities of the bishopric to be restored to the 
elect, in accordance with the tenor of the king's other orders to the 
justicary, as the king has taken the fealty of the elect and restored to him 
the temporalities of the bishopric, since the archbishop of Tuam has con- 
firmed the election of Malachi, to whom the king had previously given 
his assent and favour, as appears by the ai:chbishop's letters patent directed 
to the king, which the king retains in his possession. Witness : Edward, 
the king's son. [Prynne, Records, iii, jp. 775.] 



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Sept. 9. To Philip de Everdone, Order to give credence to what shall be told 

St. Paul's, to him by Master John de Lascy, whom the king is sending to the port of 
Sandwich to accelerate the passage of the ships there to the king in parts 
beyond sea, and to cause other ships of the Cinque Ports that are not at 
present at Sandwich to come there speedily by Philip's counsel in order to 
transport the king's men at arms staying in those parts to the king, as 
has been more fully enjoined upon Master John by Edward, the king's 
son, supplying the king's place in England, and by the king's council with 
him, and to execute those things that John shall direct in such manner 
that he may merit the king's commendation. Witness : Edward, the 
king's son. 

The like to John Sauvage. 

To Robert de Burghesse, supplying the place of the warden of the 
Cinque Ports. Order to give credence to what shall be told him by 
Master John de Lacy and John Sauvage, or either of them, whom the 
king is sending to accelerate the passage of the ships of the Cinque Ports 
to him in parts beyond sea, as has been enjoined upon Master John by 
Edward, the king's son, supplying his place in England, and by the king's 
council with him, and to hasten the coming of the ships of the said ports 
that are not yet at Sandwich,' as they or one of them shall enjoin upon 
him. 

To Eve, wife of Robert de Tybotot. Whereas the king lately • ordered 
her to cause the castle of Notingham, which is in her husband's custody 
by the king's commission, to be well provisioned and safely guarded 
and also ordered the sheriff of Nottingham to go to the castle in person 
and to see that it was well provisioned and safely guarded; and the 
sheriff* has written back to the king that he has been to the castle and 
thafc he found there a constable and eight Serjeants keeping the castle and 
eleven hauberks {loricas) and a chest filled with quarells, and no other 
munition that pertained to the castle. As these things are not sufficient 
for the custody of the castle, the king again orders her to cause the 
castle to be provided without delay with men, victuals and other things 
necessary for the garnison of a castle, and to cause it to be safely kept, so 
that damage or danger shall not arise to the king or that castle in any 
way for lack of munition or custody, and to certify the king of her 
proceedings in this matter. Otherwise the king will order the sheriff to 
cause the castle to be provisioned and safely kept in her default. 

Sept, 10, Henry Wran oi Henle, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of John de 
St, Paul's. Hampton, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Warwick 
to bail him. 

Sept. 11. To the bailiff of Peveneseye. Whereas the king learns by an inquisition 

that he caused to be taken by Master Walter de Bestane and Humphrey 

de Waleden that the manor of Laghton, which the king granted to Joan, 
late the wife of Robert de Caumvill, for life in exchange for the manor of 
Westerham, can be repaired in the houses, buildings, walls, enclosures 
and other things pertaining to it for 50Z. ; the king orders the bailiff' to 
permit Joan, by his view and testimony and by that of other men of those 
parts, to take timber in the woods pertaining to the said manor of 
Laghton, and to fell underwood and dead wood therein and other wood if 
necessary, and to sell the underwood and dead wood, and to have the 
money received up to the aforesaid sum. Witness: Edward, the king's 
son. 



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To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to cause Kobert de Askeby to 
have seisin of a messuage and four acres of land in Wynton, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said messuage and land, 
which Gilbert son of Stephen Wyghtman of Wynton, who was hanged 
for felony, held, has been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and 
that Gilbert held them of Robert, and that the township of Wynton now 
holds them and has had the king's year and day, for which it ought to 
answer to the king. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause Richard de Harleye to have 
seisin of half a virgate of land in Gretiton, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the sheriff that the said virgate, which William Ho, who was 
hanged for felony, held, has been in the king's hands for a year and a day, 
and that William held it of Richard, and that the township of Gretiton 
has had the king's year and day thereof, for which it ought to answer. 

To the keeper of the park of Ekynton. Order to cause John de Insula 
to have in that park four bucks, of the king s gift. 



Membrane 5. 

Sept. 11. To Master John de Lacy. Whereas the king has enjoined upon Robert 
St. Paul's, de Burghasse certain affairs concerning the Cinque Ports to be explained 
to John more fully by him on behalf of Edward, the king's son, supplying 
the king's place in England, and of the king's council staying with 
Edward ; the king orders John to go in person to Robert at a day and 
place to be fixed by Robert, and to give credence to what Robert shall say 
to him in the premises, and to execute and follow them up (sequamini) 
together with Robert without delay. 

To the bailiffs, men and entire community of the Cinque Ports. As the 
king has enjoined upon Robert de Burghasse and Master John de Lascy 
his will concerning the disputes between them and the men of Yarmouth 
and concerning certain letters of submission in regard to the aforesaid 
disputes to be received from them, according to what was promised by 
their peers who were in Flanders at the king's arrival there, which 
will of the king Robert and John will declare to them on the king's 
behalf ; the king orders them to give full faith to Robert and John 
in the premises, and to do and fulfil those things that they shall enjoin 
upon them on the king's behalf. 

To the warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. 
Whereas the men of the Cinque Ports ought to give to the king letters of 
submission concerning the disputes that have lately arisen between 
some of them and the men of Yarmouth after the king's arrival in 
Flanders, in the form to be sent to them by Edward, the king's son, and 
his council ; the king orders the warden to cause the letters to be made 
and sealed (signari) in the form that Edward and his council sends to 
him by Robert de Burghasse and Master John de Lacy, so that the better 
men of all the ports shall be named in each letter by their own names 
and surnames (cognominihis) , and to send the letters sealed with the seal 
of each community of the said ports to the king's son by Robert and John. 
To Robert de Tateshale, John de Metingham, Roger son of Osbert, 
William de Carleton, and William de Kerdeston, or to four, three or two 
of them. Whereas the men of Yarmouth ought to give to the king letters 
of submission concerning the disputes that arose between some of them 
and the men of the Cinque Ports after the king's arrival in Flanders, 



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according to the form to be sent to them by Edward, the king's son and 
his council : the king orders Eobert, John, Roger, William and William 
to cause the letters aforesaid to be made and sealed in the form that 
Edward and his council sends to them enclosed in the presents, so that 
the better men of that town shall be named by their own names and 
surnames and that the letters shall be sealed with the seal of the 
community of that town, which letters one of them shall then carry to 
the king's son. 

Sept. 7. To the keeper of the forest of Fekenham. Order to cause John de 

St. Paul's. Elynton, the elder, to have in that forest three bucks, of the king's gift. 
Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

By the bishop of Ely and E. de Grey. 

To John de Warenna, earl of Surrey. Order and request that he shall 
not leave the king's realm of Scotland during the disturbance there, but 
shall remain there until it shall be quieter, as the king understands the 
disturbance that lately arose in that realm is not yet so appeased that the 
state of the realm is yet secure and quiet, and it was not and is not the 
king's intention that the earl shall leave those parts until the state of the 
land shall be in a more peaceful condition. 

Sept. 16. Drogo de Barentyn, who is staying in the king's service in the islands 
St. PauPs. of Gerseye and Gernereye, has letters of protection for a year, with the 
clause * volumns.' Witness : Edward, the king's son. By C. 

Vacated, because on the Patent Boll [Calendar, p. 308]. 

To the keeper of the king's park of Burgh. Order to cause Cecily, wife of 
William de Morleye, to have in that park two bucks, of the king's gift. 

By the bishop of Ely and Reginald de Grey. 

Sept. 16. To John de Warenna, earl of Surrey and Sussex. Whereas the king 
St Paul's, before he crossed the sea enjoined upon Edward, his son, certain things 
that he desired [quedam nobis votiva) concerning him and his realm, which 
he greatly desired should be done, if possible, in the earl's presence: the 
king orders him to hasten to his son whenever the said things require 
speed, if the state of the parts of Scotland will permit. This he is 
enjoined not to omit as he loves the king and his honour and the profit 
of all his realm. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to deliver to John de Moeles and his 
wife houses within the castle of Shireburn sufficient for them to dwell 
in, as the king has lent to John houses therein for the residence of him 
and his wife and household during the king's pleasure. 

To Geoffrey de Pycheford, constable of Windsor castle. Order to 
deliver to Ralph de Mahermer and Joan, his wife, countess of Gloucester 
and Hertford, the king's daughter, the houses of the outer bailey of the 
castle, as the king has lent the houses to them for the residence of them- 
selves and their households during his pleasure. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Essex to be elected in place of Adam de la Cleye, deceased. 

Sept. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Warin 

St. Paul's, son of Thomas Maudut of the scutage exacted from him for the king's 

armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth years of his reign, as the late king, 

on 24 April, in the fifty-fifth year of his reign, granted to Richard, late 

king of Almain, the custody of the lands that belonged to Thomas, tenant 



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in chief, during the minority of the heir, and the king afterwards, on 18 
September, in the eighteenth year of his reign, took the homage of Warin 
for the lands that belonged to Thomas, whereby it appears clearly that 
Warin was under age and in the custody of Richard at the times when 
the king was in the said armies. It is provided that answer shall be 
made to the exchequer for scutage of the knights' fees th^/t are held of 
Warin. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to resume 
into the king's hands the lands that Simon de Sharstede held of him at 
his death by reason of the barony of Crevequer, and to cause dower to be 
assigned from them to Alice, late the wife of Simon, in the presence of 
Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Simon, if she wish to be present, upon 
Alice taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, as it 
was not and is not the king's intention that dower should not be assigned 
to Alice, although he lately took the homage of Elizabeth for the lands 
that belonged to Simon. 

Sept. 20. To the sheriff of Southampton and Baldwin de Bello Alneto, Laurence 
St. Paul's, de Anne, John de Tyding and Philip Aubyn, appointed to take wool in 
that county for the king's use. Order to restore to the abbot and convent 
of Beaulieu ten sacks of the thirty lately bought by them from the abbot 
and convent for the king's use, as the king has granted to them that they 
shall have ten sacks in order to make cloth for their own use. Witness ; 
Edward, the king's son. 

Sept. 23. To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
St. Paul's, dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of Robert Luterel, tenant in 

chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 

licence. Witnesses : Edward, the king's son. 

The like to John de Lytheg[rayns], escheator beyond Trent. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause verderers for the forest 
between the bridges of Oxford and Staunford to be elected in place of 
Nicholas de Wymenhale, Richard de Deseburgh and Robert Grey ling, 
who are insufficiently qualified, as the king learns by the testimony of 
William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, steward of the said forest. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
of La Bere without Winchester to be elected in place of Peter de 
Maundevill, lately one of the verderers, as he cannot nowadays attend to 
the duties of the office by reason of his bodily weakness. 
Vacated, because it teas not sealed, 

Sept. 26. To the collectors of the new custom at Yarmouth. Order to permit 
St. Paul's. Hugh de Leycestria, merchant of Margaret, wife of Henry de Lacy, earl 
of Lincoln, to cross to Brabant with forty-three sacks of wool, upon 
receiving from him the custom thereon due to the king, as Margaret is 
sending him thither with the wool in order to provide therewith cloth and 
other necessaries for her and her household. Witness : Edward, the 
king's son. By C. and the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 
Whereas the king learns by [Incomplete] . 

Oct. 10. To Richard Oysel, bailiff of Kyngeston-on-Hul. Order to cause a new 

9fc. Paul's, quay to be made in that town good and sufficient for loading, unloading 

and weighing goods and wares there. Witness : Edward, the king's 

son, 



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Sept. 28. To Master Robert de Leysset, appointed to hear and determine the 
St. Paul's, complaints of the islanders of Gerneseye and Geres[eye]. The letters sent 
by him to Edward, the king's son, supplying the king's place in England, 
concerning the said complaints having been fully understood, the king 
orders him to proceed to render judgment in the matter of the petitions 
and complaints propounded before the king in his last parliament at 
London against Henry de Cobeham, late keeper of the islands, and his 
bailiffs and ministers, concerning which Henry there put himself upon an 
inquisition, which inquisition Robert has taken in accordance with the 
power delivered to him, as he has informed the king, notwithstanding 
Henry's absence, if the law and custom of those parts will allow this. 
As to the other petitions and complaints against Henry newly propounded 
before Robert in the said islands, to the hearing and determination 
whereof it cannot be properly proceeded because Henry is with the king 
in his service in Flanders, the king orders Robert to receive the attorneys 
of all those who wish to propound such petitions, and to prefix for them a 
day before the king in England, to wit in fifteen days from Easter, to 
propound such their petitions and complaints, if they shall see fit, and to 
do and receive concerning them what justice shall require. Robert shall 
return to England when he shall have expedited what can rightfully be 
done by him by virture of the powers granted to him in Henry's absence. 
Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause Walter le Drinkere of 
Eldresfeld to have seisin of a messuage and four acres of land in 
Eldresfeld, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the 
messuage and land, which Thomas Bretun, who was hanged for felony, 
held, have been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Thomas 
held them of Walter, and that the township of Eldresfeld now hold the 
messuage and land and has had the king's year and day thereof, for which 
it ought to answer to the king. 

To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Richard de Musegrave, who is unable to 
execute the office by reason of his infirmity of body. 

Sept. 27. To the sheriffs of London. Order to restore to John de Berkweye, 
St. Paul's, clerk, his lands, which were taken into the king's hands upon his being 
charged before Ralph de Sandwyco and John le Bretun, justices 
appointed to deliver the goal of Newegate, with theft and robbery, as 
the sheriffs have returned that they have not delivered the lands to 
John, as they were ordered to do by the king, because John was found 
guilty of the crimes aforesaid by an inquisition of the country upon which 
he had placed himself before the said justices, saving the privilege of the 
clergy, and the king considers this cause erroneous. Witness : Edward, 
the king's son. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 766.] 

Oct. 7. To the sheriff' of Oxford. Whereas the king learns that John son of 

St. Pknl's. Rhys (Resi)y lately the leader of certain Welshmen coming through the 
town of Abyndon to Wynchelse by the king's order to cross the sea with 
him, was taken and imprisoned in Oxford castle for certain trespasses that 
he was said to have committed in the town of Abyndon and the adjoining 
parts, for which no one sues him, as it is said : the king, wishing to show 
him favour at the instance of John Giffard, orders the sheriff to cause 
him to be released from prison, if he be detained solely for this reason. 
Witness: Edward, the king's son. By C. 

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1297. 



Membrane 4 — conU 



To the warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to permit Agnes de Valencia, the king's kinswoman, to pass from 
the port of Dover to parts beyond sea, according to the form provided by 
the king for such passages and sent to the warden at another time, and to 
take with her Baldwin, her son, Walter de Huntingfeld, Goubert de Eemys, 
John de Furne, Henry the chaplain, Thomas le Fauconer, Richard le 
Paneter, John le Butiller, Roger le Mareschal, Reginald le Keu,.John le 
Taillur, three of her damsels, and the grooms of her household, provided 
that they be not men-at-arms. By C. 

To the bailiffs of Sandwich. Whereas the king has caused letters in a 
box, which is sealed with the seal of Ralph de Sandwyco, constable of the 
Tower of London, which brother Richard de Aston, monk of the abbey of 
Whallegh, is taking with him to parts beyond sea by the order of his 
abbot, to be examined by the said Ralph : the king orders the bailiffs to 
permit the monk to pass to the said parts from that port with the box 
and with two of his grooms, provided that he do not carry with him any 
other suspicious letters. By C. 

To John de Lythegr[aynes], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the 
escheator assigned to Hawysia, late the wife of Ralph de Goushill, tenant 
in chief, dower of her husband's lands by the king's order, as appears 
to the king by inspection of the assignment sent to the king by him, 
and the escheator has taken the lands thus assigned to her in 
dower into the king's hands by virtue of a writ called * diem clausit 
extremMm' concerning Ralph's death, as he has signified to the king, 
which cause the king considers null : he therefore orders the escheator 
not to intermeddle further with the lands thus assigned in dower, if they 
have been taken into the king's hands solely for this reason, or with the 
issues thereof since the time when the lands were taken into the king's 
hands. 

Oct, 8. To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Whereas the king granted by 

St. Paul's, his letters patent to the prioress and nuns of Chester 24 marks yearly 
from the ferm of the town of Middlewich {de Medio Vichio), until such 
time as he should cause this yearly sum to be assigned to them to be 
received in a certain place for ever, for certain fixed alms granted to them 
by the king's predecessors, formerly lords of Cheshire (Cestresirye), and he 
also granted to them by the same letters 4L Us, Od, yearly from the said 
ferm in recompence for the damages that the prioress and nuns 
sustain yearly to that amount by the withdrawal from them by 
the abbot and convent of Vale Royal of the tithes pertaining to the 
prioress and nuns' church of Ovre, as in the tithes of hay, fishponds, 
gardens, cows, calves, servants in Lent and other small tithes, until the 
king should similarly provide them with that sum elsewhere for ever ; and 
93Z. 16s. 6d. are in arrear to the prioress and nuns for Michaelmas term 
in the twenty-first year of the reign and for the four following years : the 
king orders the justice to cause them to have this sum, unless they have 
been previously satisfied for it, in accordance with the king's grant afore- 
said and as they have been wont to have and receive it in times past. 
Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

To John de Lythegr[eynes], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle with the lands that Ralph de GoushuU at his death held of 
other lords than the king, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Ralph at his death held nothing of the king in chief as of 
the crown, but that he held certain lands in Coldon of the honour of 
Albemarle, which is in the king's hands, by knight service. 



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1297. 



Oct. 10. 

St. PauPs. 



Oct. 12. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 4 — cant. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause Thomas de Bolesdon to 
have seisin of a messuage and seven acres of land in Wickewik, as 
the king learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff that the messuage 
and land, which William le Herde[man] of Wickewik, who was 
hanged for felony, held, have been in the king's hands for a yea,r 
and a day, and that William held them of Thomas, and that the 
township of Wickewik now holds them and has had the king's year 
and day thereof, for which it ought to answer to the king. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a verderer for the 
forest of La Bere to be elected in place of Peter de Maundevill, who is 
incapacitated by paralysis. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

To Malcolm de Harl[egh], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Isabel, late the wife of Walter de Ouresby, to have seisin of the lands 
that Walter at his death held of the king in chief of her inheritance, as 
the king has taken her fealty. It is provided that he shall come to the 
king forthwith upon his return to England to do homage. 

To the bailiffs, men and community of both towns of Yarmouth. The 
king sends to them enclosed in the presents the form provided by his 
council in the parliament of Edward, his son, supplying his place in 
England during the king's absence from the realm, between them and 
the men of the Cinque Ports, to be sealed by them and to be returned to 
the council within a month of Michaelmas last, as the king has enjoined 
upon John Wyth and his fellows, who were sent to his council 
by them. The king orders them to return the form sealed for both of 
their towns and its members, so that his council shall have it sealed at 
the latest before the said {sic) Sunday. The king inhibits them, under 
pain of forfeiture of their bodies and goods and of all that they can forfeit, 
from inflicting any damage, annoyance or wrong upon the men of the 
Cinque Ports or upon any of them by land or by sea in the meantime. 
Witness: Edward, the king's son. 

To Walter de la Haye, escheator in Ireland. Order to cause dower to 
be assigned to Isabel, late the wife of William de Vescy, tenant in chief, 
as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry without 
his licence. 

To Ealph de Sandwyco, constable of the Tower of London. Order to 
receive William de Douglas, Thomas de Morham and John de Fortore of 
Scotland, whom John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, will deliver to him, and 
to cause them to be kept safely in the Tower until otherwise ordered. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause G. 
bishop of Worcester to be acquitted of 80L exacted from him for the 
king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as he paid this 
sum into the king's wardrobe to Master Thomas Bek, deceased, 
the late keeper of the wardrobe, on Sunday after St. Peter and Paul, in 
the said year, by which sum he made fine with the king for the service 
of three knights' fees that he then recognised to the king for that army, 
as appears to the king by inspection of his letters patent to the bishop. 



MEMBRANE 3. 

Oct. 18. To Malcolm de Harl[eye], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Westminster. Hawysia, late the wife of William de Mortuo Mari, to have seisin of the 

lands that they held of the king in chief at William's death of her 



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1297. 



Oct. 10. 

St. Paul's, 



Oct. 16. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 14. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 3 — cont, 

inheritance, after receiving from her fealty and an oath that she will not 
marry without the king's licence, power to receive which the king has 
granted to the escheator at the instance of John Giffard, of the receipt 
of which he is to certify the king. He is also ordered to canse dower 
to be assigned to her. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

To Eichard Oysel, bailiff of Kyngeston-on-Hul. As the king wills 
that suitable houses for the stay of his bailiff and others necessary for 
the custody of that town shall stand at Miton near that town, he orders 
Richard to cause a suitable hall, chambers and chapel, bakehouse, brew- 
house and other necessary houses and a well for drawing water from to be 
made at the said place of Miton, and to cause the houses to be inclosed 
with a ditch on all sides, and to cause a bridge for entry there from the 
town to be made, as shall seem best to him. Witness : Edward, the 
king's son. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to cause Nicholas de Segrave to have in 
the forest of Whychewode three live bucks and three live does in order to 
stock his park of Stowe, of the king's gift. 

To the fermors of the king's mills and bridge of Chester. Order to 
pay to Robert de Crevequer 22Z. 10s. Od, for the quinzaine of Michaelmas 
of the 45Z. yearly granted to him by the king from the issues of the mills 
and bridges for the custody of Beston castle (as at p, 28 above). 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the king 
has granted to Roderic de Ispannia, the yeoman of Edward, the king's son, 
for his good service to Edward, a wardship or wardships from those now 
in the king's hand in Malcolm's bailiwick from which he may receive 
400 marks within six or seven years from the day of the delivery thereof 
to him, with proviso that if the wardship or wardships do not attain to 
this sum, he shall have what is lacking from other wardships next 
coming to the king's hands within that time : the king orders the 
escheator to cause such wardship or wardships to be assigned and 
delivered to Roderic by an extent to be made by the escheator. 

To the bailiffs of Yarmouth. Whereas the king has caused to be 
examined by Master Reginald de Braundon and Ralph de Sandwyco 
the letters and writings that brother William de Stapelford, canon of 
Bernewell, is taking to parts beyond sea in a hanaper sealed by the said 
Reginald and Ralph : the king orders the bailiffs to permit William to 
cross to parts beyond sea with a groom without making further 
examination in the premises, if it appear to them that William has not 
in his possession any other suspicious letters or writings. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause to be replevied to 
Thomas de Millcburn his lands, which were taken into the king's hands 
upon his being appealed by Emma, late the wife of Robert de Cothereston, 
of the death of Heni^y le Yung, -her son, for which appeal Thomas was 
imprisoned at Newcastle-on-Tyne, as the king ordered the sheriff to release 
Thomas on mainprise because he learnt by the record of Roger de Burton 
and John de Kyrkeby, his justices appointed to hear and determine the 
appeal, that he slew him in self-defence. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause David 
le Blund, son and heir of Petronilla de Vivoun, tenant in chief, to be 
acquitted of the scutage exacted from him for the king's armies of Wales 



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1297. 



Oct. 23. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 24. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 24. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 28. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

in the fifth and tenth years of his reign, as Petronilla had her service with 
the king by his order in those armies for half a knight's fee that she then 
acknowledged to the king, as appears to the king by inspection of the 
rolls of the marshalsea. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. The king has inspected the 
transcript sent to him by the justiciary of the agreements with Richard, 
earl of Ulster, and John son of Thomas and others of Ireland to come to 
him in Flanders in his service. As the agreements seem to the king to be 
very exacting (dure quamplurinium), it is his pleasure that Eichard and 
John and others shall remain in Ireland on this occasion, and he there- 
fore orders the justiciary to withdraw from the covenants in as courteous 
a manner as possible, so that none of them shall rightly think themselves 
ill content. 

By the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield and John de 
Drok[enesford]. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
search the rolls of that exchequer, and to certify the king of what debts 
Thomas de Multon owes to it, both for his own debts and the debts of his 
ancestors, and what are clear *and what are not clear. As Thomas has 
gone to Scotland by the king's order in his service, the king has granted 
to him respite for all the debts aforesaid until the quinzaine of Easter, 
and he orders the treasurer and barons to permit him to have this respite 
unless he shall otherwise ordain. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause two coroners for that county 
to be elected in place of Philip Strug and Eeginald Crok, deceased. 

To the keeper of the park of Maclesfeld. Order to cause John de Grey 
to have in that park four bucks and six live does, of the king's gift. 

To John de Lythegr[eyns], escheator beyond Trent. Order to permit 
Nicholas de Segrave to enter and hold lOL yearly of land and rent in 
Tykhill until the king shall otherwise order, as Humphrey de Bohun, earl 
of Hereford and Essex, has granted this land and rent to him until the 
earl shall pay him 100^., as the earl has acknowledged in chancery. 

To Malcolm de Harley, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause John 
Plaschel and Elizabeth, his wife, the second daughter and heiress of John 
de Sottesbrok, to have seisin of the purparty falling to them of the lands 
that John at his death held of the king, as she has proved her age 
before the king and he has taken John's fealty for the said purparty. 
Vacated, because otherwise below. 

To the same. Order to cause John and Elizabeth to have seisin of the 
purparty of the aforesaid lands falling to them in accordance with the 
partition made by the escheator between the heirs and parceners of the 
inheritance, which is in the king's hands by reason of Elizabeth's 
minority, as she has proved her age before the king and the king has 
taken John's fealty. 

Memorandum^ that John Faschel (sic), father of the said John, had 
this marriage of the gift of a yeoman of the king's household, who had it 
of the king's gift. 

To the keeper of the king's park of Havering. The king is sending 
John de Weniieston and William le Venur, his yeomen, the bearers of the 
presents, to take venison in the present close season (ad instantem 



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CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 



Oct. 25. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 3. 

Eltham. 



Nov. 3. 

Eltham, 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

fermisonem . . . capiendam) in that park for the use of Edward, the 
king's son, supplying his place in England, and he orders the keepers to 
aid and counsel them in so doing. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause Alice de Akeny to have 
seisin of a inessuage, five acres of land and li roods of land in 
Wytlesford, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the 
messuage and land, which Joan Page, who was hanged for felony, held, 
has been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that she held it of 
Alice, and that Hugh de Babington, late sheriff of that county, had the 
king's year and day thereof, for which he ought to answer to the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
by his letters patent under the seal of the exchequer committed to Hugh 
de Curtenay, deceased, the- manor of Lyfton, which is in the king's hands 
by the demise of John de Cancellis, deceased, and which is extended at 
29Z. is, 4[i]o?., during the king's pleasure, rendering therefor the said 
extent to the exchequer, as the treasurer and barons may ascertain by the 
enrolment before them of the said letters ; and the king afterwards, on 14 
July, in the eighteenth year of his reign, caused to be assigned to Joan, 
late the wife of the said John, a third of the manor, to be held in tenencia 
until he should cause dower to be assigned to her, which third is extended 
at 9^. 45. did, : the king orders them to inspect the rolls of the exchequer, 
and if they find that Hugh had the manor of the king's commission as 
above, to cause the executors of his will to be acquitted of the aforesaid 
91, lis. did, a year from the said 14 July. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Geoffrey, son and heir of Robert Lutterel, to have seisin of the lands 
whereof his father was seised in his demesne as of fee at his death, upon 
his finding security to be before the king when he next comes to England 
to do his homage, as he has proved his age before the king and the king 
has taken his fealty. 

The like to John de Lythegreins, esheator beyond Trent. 



To Malcolm de Harleye, esheator this side Trent, 
of John, son and heir of John de Daggewrth. 



Like order in favour 



MEMBRANE 2. 

Nov. 5. To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to restore to 

Eltham. Henry de Leyburn and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and heiress of Simon 
de Sharstede, tenant in chief, their lands, goods and chattels, which were 
taken into the king's hands because Henry married Elizabeth without the 
king's licence, as Henry has found security in chancery to satisfy John le 
Latimer, to whom the king had granted Elizabeth's marriage, for the 
value of her marriage. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

The like to Humphrey de Waledon, constable of Ledes [castle]. 

To the constable of St. Briavels castle. Order to permit John Giffard 
to take and have two boars and twelve roe-bucks in the forest of Dene, 
which the king has granted to him. 
^ By the bishop of Ely, at the order of the king's son. 

Nov. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the e:^chequer. Whereas Richard son 

Ehham. of Alan, earl of Arundel, demised by the king's licence to Robert, late 

bishop of Bath and Wells, then the kin.^'s chancellor, for the discharge 



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71 



1297. 



Nov. 6. 
Eltham. 



Nov. 6. 

Eltham. 



Nov. 10. 
Eltham. 



Nov. 8. 
Eltham. 



Membrane 2 — cont, 

of certain debts due to the king from the earl, a certain part of his lands 
for a certain term, as is contained in an indented deed made between the 
earl and the bishop, and the king granted to the bishop that he should 
not be distrained in the said lands during the term aforesaid for any 
debts that the earl owes the king : the king orders the treasurer and 
barons not to make any distraint during the term aforesaid m the said 
lands for any debts due to the king from the earl. Witness : Edward, 
the king's son. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to release on mainprise Geoffrey le 
Machun, imprisoned at Neugate for the death of Walter le Breuere, 
whereof he is appealed, as the king learns by the inquisition that he has 
caused to be made by the sheriffs that he is appealed thereof out of hatred 
and not because he is guilty. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

To the constable of Richmond castle. Order to cause that castle to be 
repaired where necessary, and to cause it to be kept safely, so that no 
peril shall arise to the king or to the castle for lack of custody. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that 
whereas John de Cobeham has delivered to the exchequer 500 marks as a 
loan for the expediton of the king's most urgent affairs, the king, wishing 
to satisfy him therefor, has granted him the wardship of 51 L 13s. Sd. of 
land and rent of the lands that belonged to Adam de Bavent, tenant in 
chief, which are in the king's hands by reason of the minority of Roger, 
son and heir of Adam, in the following places, excepting the dower of 
Alice, late the wife of Adam : to wit in Schilburn, co. Kent, IL 3s. O^d. ; 
in Brantesdon, co. Suffolk, 10/.. 9s. 8^d. ; in Combes, in the same county, 
53s. S^d, ; in Putfeld, co. Surrey, 20s. lOd, ; in Wisteneston, co. Sussex, 
29L 2s. 8^.; in Billinghurst and Slogherere (sic), in the same county, 23s. 4:d,; 
to have with all things pertaining to the custody for five years from 
5 February next, provided that the wardship shall be in the king's hands 
for so long, for 258Z. 6s. Sd. the amount of the extent of the lands, in part 
payment of the said 500 marks. The king wills that the remaining 
151, Os. 6d. shall be allowed to John in the ferms of the city of Rochester 
and of the castle-guard {warde castri) there, which John holds for life by 
his grant, to wit Ql. in the ferm of the city for Michaelmas term, in the 
twenty-fifth year of the reign, and 6Z. from the same ferm for Easter term 
following, and 36^. 4s. Qd. in the ferm of the castle-guard for the term of 
St. Andrew, in the twenty-sixth year of the reign, and 26Z. 16s. 5d. for 
the ferm of the castle-guard for the term of St. Andrew following ; and 
the king orders them to allow to John these sums in the ferms aforesaid. 
Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

By the bishops of Ely and London and the treasurer. 

Robert Cristofre, imprisoned at Newegate for the death of Walter le 
Brewere, whereof he is appealed out of hatred and not because he is 
guilty, has letters to bail him until the first assize at the Tower. 

To Geoffrey de Pycheford, constable of Windsor castle. Order to pay 
to two chaplains celebrating divine service in the king's chapel of that 
castle 50s. a year each ; to John Braye, janitor of both gates of the 
castle, ^d, a day ; to Thomas Burnel, one of the viewers of the king's 
works in the constable's bailiwick, M, a day; to Simon de Shawes, the 
second viewer of the works there, M. a day ; to Robert de Schorteford, clerk 
of the works there, 2rf. a day ; to four watchmen of the castle, 2d. a day 
each ; to Adam the gardener of the king's garden without the castle, 2 Jci. a 
day; to Robert Lightfot, janitor of the park of Windsor and keeper of the 



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CALENDAE OP CLOSE BOLLS. 



J 297 Membrane 2 — cont 

king's houses there, 4:d, a day ; to Robert de Say, chief forester of the 
forest of Windsor, 12d. a day ; to William, the parker of the king's park 
of Kenyton, lid, a day, their wages and stipends from Michaelmas last 
until the following Michaelmas. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

To the same. Order to cause the houses, tower, walls and gates of the 
castle, with the stable and wall of the king's garden without the castle, 
the houses and ponds of the king's park of Windsor, with the paling 
about the same, the houses and walls of the king's manor of Kenyton, 
with the palling and wall about the park there, and the houses and walls 
of the king's manor of Bray to be repaired. 

To the same. Order to cause hay and oats to be found for the king's 
deer in the parks of Windsor and Kenyton during the present season of 
winter, so that they shall not perish for lack of sustenance. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to deliver in mainprise Godfrey 
' Draper, imprisoned at Est Derham for the death of John Bernard, as 

the king learns by the record of Fulk Baynnard and Richard de Belhus, 
justices appointed to deliver that gaol, that John killed himself by mis- 
chance while wrestling with Godfrey. 

Nov. 8, To Malcolm de Harl[egh], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 

Eltham. intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Richard de Hywysh, 
retaining in the king's hands the manor of Meneley until Maud, late the 
wife of Richard, shall come to the king and shall do to him what is due 
therefor ; as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Richard and Maud held the manor jointly on the day when Richard died 
of the king in chief by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and that 
Richard held all his other lands of other lords. 

To the keeper of the park of Relegh. Order to cause Joan, countess of 
Gloucester and Hertford, the king's daughter, to have in that park ten 
does, of the king's gift. 

Nov. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 

Westminster. Dyve, son and heir of Henry de Dyve, tenant in chief, to be acquitted of 
the scutage exacted from him for the knights' fees that his father held at, 
his death of the king for the king's army of Wales in the tenth year of his 
reign, and also of the relief for the lands that his father held of the king 
in chief, which were in the king's hands by reason of John's minority, as it 
appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of chancery that John was a 
minor in his wardship at the time when the king was in his said army of 
Wales. It is provided that answer shall be made to the king for the 
scutage of the knights' fees that were held of Henry on the day of his 
death. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

To John de Lythegr[eynes], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the 
king, learning from the complaint of Philip de Lou and Margery, his 
wife, that their lands in Hundeburton had been taken into the king's 
|iands without reasonable cause, ordered the escheator to certify him 
under his seal of the manner and cause of their being taken into his 
hands ; and the escheator returned that he had taken the lands into the 
king's hands because it did not appear to him how the lands had come to 
the hands of Philip and Margery after they had been taken into the king's 
hands upon the death of Alan de Walkingham, who held them at ferm 
during the will of Queen Eleanor, the king's late consort, of her 
demise, the king having committed to her during his pleasure the 



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1297. Membrane 2 — cont, 

said lands, which were then in his hands by reason of the 
insanity {fatuitatis) of Richard de Ardern, an idiot, and the escheator also 
answered that the lands were in the king's hands solely by reason of 
Richard's insanity, and that the king rendered them after Richard's death 
to Philip and Margery, one of Richard's heiresses : the king, holding such 
taking of lands into his hands as unreasonable and unjust, and considering 
that by [such seizures] many persons of his realm are much injured con- 
trary to the law and custody of the realm, by reason whereof he may be 
frequently solicited and moved by complaints made to him concerning 
such undue seizures, orders the escheator not to intermeddle henceforth 
with the holding or taking into the king's hands of any other lands with- 
out reasonable cause. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to release on mainprise John de Morton, 
imprisoned at Rokingham, for a trespass that he is said to have committed 
in the king's forest of Wytlewood. 



MEMBRANE 1. 

Nov. 14. To William de Bello C.ampo, earl of Warwick, keeper of the forest 

Westminster, between the bridges of Oxford and Stanford. Order to cause John Lovel 

to have in the forest of Rokingham ten oaks fit for timber, of the king's 

gift. By the bishops of Ely and London. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Emma, late the wife of Richard son of John, tenant in chief, the manor 
of Cleydon, which is extended at 261. 7s, ScL a year, the manor of Ayles- 
byr[yj with the hamlet of Burton, which is extended at 51L 4s. 5fc?. a 
year, and the manor of Querindon, which is extended at 34^. lis. life?, 
a year, as the king has assigned them to her to be held in tenancia until 
he shall cause dower to be assigned to her. 

To the same. Whereas the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that William de Mortuo Mari held at his death of the king in 
chief the castle of Briiggewauter and a third of the manor there, two 
parts of the manor of Milverton, and two parts of the manor of Odecumbe, 
and that he held at his death 161. 18-s\ did. yearly of rent in Neubyr[y], 
and a third of the manor of Crendon of Maud de Mortuo Mari, his mother, 
by her feoffment, with condition that if he died without an heir of his 
body, all the lands aforesaid should revert to her and her heirs, and that 
William died without an heir of his body, so that the castle and tenements 
aforesaid ought to revert to Maud in accordance with the form of the 
feoffment, and it does not appear to the king by the inquisition aforesaid 
that William at his death held any other lands of the king except of the 
inheritance of Hawisia, his late wife : the king orders the escheator not 
to intermeddle further with the castle and lands that are thus held of 
the king or with the lands that William held of Maud or of other lords, 
which were taken into the king's hands by reason of William's death. 



1296,' Membrane 24^. 

Nov. 22. Nigel le Brun acknowledges that he owes to John de Hastinges 1,0002. 
Bury to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Ireland. 
St. Edmunds. . i J > 



74 CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



2296 Membrane 24td — cont, 

William de Sutton acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton, 
clerk, 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

Nov. 24. To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to cause proclamation 
Bury to be made throughout that county that all of that county who have 30/. 
St. Edmunds, y^^j^iy Qf i^^^ qj. ^ ^hole knight's fee worth 30L yearly in that county 
and elsewhere in the realm, and who ought to be knights and are not, 
shall take knighthood {arma militaria recipiant) before Whitsuntide next 
at the latest, under pain of grievous forfeiture of their lands and 
tenements, certifying the king of his proceedings in this matter and of 
the names of those who shall have received knighthood in the mean- 
time and of those who shall not have received it. [Pari. Writs,] 

Nov. 24. To the sheriff of Essex. Whereas the king clearly understands that in 
Bury the present time of winter there is no need for as much custody at sea as 
St. Edmunds, there was in times past, for which reason he, wishing to spare the country 
*. the costs and expenses wherewith they have been much grieved heretofore 

about the custody of those parts, has ordered John de Fyloyle, warden of 
certain of the parts about the sea in that county, to cause jointly with the 
sheriff, immediately upon sight of the letters sent to him, a lighter and 
smaller guard (custodiarn) to be provided and put upon the sea coast in the 
sheriff's bailiwick, to wit scouts (ascultatores), watchmen and bells (signa) 
in all places on the coast where necessary, by which scouts, watchmen and 
bells the country may be speedily warned concerning any fleet of the king's 
enemies that may approach those parts in order to do evil, and so that 
there shall be in each place aforesaid four or six scouts and watchmen, 
who shall stay continuously by day and night in the places to which they 
shall be assigned by the sheriff' and John, and so that those who shall 
thus stay shall have their reasonable expenses from the country to the 
least grievance thereof, in such wise as the sheriff and John shall provide 
in their discretion. When all these things have thus been ordained and 
established, the sheriff and John shall provide without delay that John 
and all others in John's bailiwick who have previously been concerned in 
the said custody shall be always ready and prepared with horses and arms, 
to wit each of them according to his estate, upon every occasion when 
they shall be warned by the scouts, watchmen and bells or in any other 
way, so that the country shall be so guarded that damage, loss or danger 
by the king's enemies shall not threaten the king or his realm in any way. 
The king orders the sheriff to lay aside all other affairs and to go with 
John to the coast, and to do and execute all the premises in form afore- 
said. This he shall in no wise omit as he shall wish to avoid the king's 
wrath and as he loves himself and his things. 

The like to the sheriffs of Sussex, Suffolk, Dorset, Kent, Devon and 
Cornwall. 

To William de Alta Rypa, keeper of the parts about the sea in co. Sussex. 
Order to provide with the sheriff of the county the like smaller custody. 
The like to the following : 

William de Bovill, keeper of the parts about the sea in co. Suffolk. 

Henry de Cobham, keeper of the parts about the sea in co. Kent. 

William de Malteby, keeper of the parts about the sea in co. Norfolk. 

Adam Gurdun, keeper of the parts about the sea in co. Southampton. 

Robert de Sancto Claro, keeper of certain parts about the sea in co. 
Essex. 

The keepers of the parts about the sea in co. Cornwall. 



25 EDWARD I. 



75 



1296. 



Membrane 24:d — co7it. 



The keepers of the parts about the sea in co. Devon. 
The keepers of the parts about the sea in co. Dorset. 
John Fillol, keeeper of certain parts about the sea in co. Essex. 

To John de Haveryng, keeper of North Wales. It is shown to the king 
on behalf of the men and whole community of Snaudon and Anglesey that 
they have been told that certain things have been suggested to the king 
concerning them by reason whereof the king ought to hold them suspect, 
and they are much ^disturbed and aggrieved thereby. As the king does 
not wish that their' minds shall be further vexed or disturbed by the lying 
stories of such speakers of evil, he has intimated to them by his letters 
patent that nothing at all of sinister rumour concerning their estate or 
behaviour has come to his notice at the present time, and that he has not 
conceived against them any suspicion, as is more fully contained in his 
letters. For these reasons the king orders John to so chastise any such 
liars as shall be found henceforth in his bailiwick that the punishment 
shall strike terror into others saying the like things. 

Dec. 26. Master Nicholas de Honiton acknowleges that he owes to John de 

Ipswich. Langeton, parson of the church of Raculvre, 178^. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on jpayment. 

Edmund de Hastinges acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Benhale, 
parson of the church of Keleshale, 50Z. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels. 

Dec, 30. To E. bishop of London. Request that he will be present at the 
Ipswich. solemnisation of marriage between the count of Flanders and Elizabeth, 
the king's daughter, which the king proposes shall be celebrated at 
Ipswich on Monday the morrow of the Epiphany. [Fcedera,'] 
The like to the following : 

The abbot of St. Edmund's. 

The abbot of Colchester. 

R. le Bigod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England. 

Humphrey de Boghun, earl of Hereford and Essex. 

Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford. 

Robert de Tateshale. 

Robert son of Roger. 

The consort of the earl of Norfolk and marshal of England. 

The countess of Cornwall. 

The countess of Oxford. 

The consort of R. de Type tot. 

The consort of John de Holebrok. 

The consort of John Engayn, the younger. 

The consort of John de Boghun. 

The consort of John de Buttetourte. \Ihid.'\ 

Memorandum^ that Adam de Osgotby, clerk, delivered to Isabel, late the 
wife of John de Vescy, the elder, on 29th December, at Ipswich, a deed 
made to Robert de Clesby, her serjeant, under the name of Adam le 
Coppere, for a sum of 31Z. to be paid to Robert or his attorney, which 
deed she received from Adam in order that she might cause it to be levied 
by the treasurer and barons of the exchequer in part payment of a debt in 
which William de Egesclyve, her late steward, is indebted to her. And 
she promised to save Adam and Robert harmless against William in this 
matter. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 

Jan. 11. 

Harwich. 



Jan. 23. 

St. Edmunds. 



Membrane 24:d—-cont. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to distrain Henry son of William le 
Especer of Oxford to go to the town of Berwick on Tweed, so that he 
shall be there in his own person in the octaves of Easter next, to ordain 
and dispose concerning the town of Berwick with other citizens and 
burgesses whom the king is sending thither, according to the power given 
to Henry and them by the king's letters patent, as the king wills that 
Henry shall go in person with Ralph de Mercer of Stok of Oxford. [Paii. 
Writs,] 

The like to the sheriff of Northumberland to distrain Peter le Draper 
of Newcastle- on -Tyne to go thither with John le Escot. [IbicL] 

The like to the sheriff of Lincoln to distrain Richard de Bella -Fago in 
the city of Lincoln to go thither with Gilbert le Neyr of the same city. 
[Ibid.] 

The like to the same to distrain William de Gurnair of Grymmesby, 
John Braban of Staunford, and Roger de Belvero of Grantham. [Ibid.] 

The like to the sheriff of Norfolk to distrain Hugh de Massingham and 
Richard de Gerleston (sic) of the town of Lynn. [Ibid.] 

The like to the sheriff of York to distrain John Sampson and Copinus 
le Flemeng of the city of York. ' [Ibid.] 

Walter atte Forest of Wytteneye, Simon le Bere, and Roger de 
Askeby acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Askeby, clerk, 60 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
Oxford. 



Membrane 24d — Schedule. 

Oct. 26. To Robert la Warde. Request that he will be at Sandwich on the eve 

Westminster. . of St. Katherine with horses and arms, ready to set out to the aid of the 
king in Flanders, as the king wishes to have the company of those who 
are bound to him by fealty, although he hopes to have a sufficient number 
of divers nations in the parts wherein he is to resist his enemies and to 
attack their power. Witness : Edward, the king's son. [Pari. Writs.] 
The like to thirty-eight others. [Ibid.] 

The like to fifteen others, with an additional clause enjoining them not 
to omit this by reason of any requests previously made to them to come 
to Edward, the king's son, supplying his place in England, at Newcastle- 
on-Tyne. [Ibid.] 

To the barons, bailiffs and men of the port of Hastinges. Order to 
cause all ships of their port of the burthen of forty tuns of wine and 
upwards to be prepared without delay, and to send them to Sandwich 
thus prepared, so that they shall be there on the aforesaid eve, with 
bridges and hurdles and other things necessary for transporting horses, 
which bridges, etc. were left in their hands at the time of the king's 
late passage from Wynchelse, to carry thence to him in Flanders his 
subjects aforesaid who shall then come to that place with horses and 
arms and other necessaries for passage to Flanders. 
The like to the following : 

The barons, bailiffs, and men of the port of Rommeshale. 

The bailiffs and men of Shorham. 

The mayor, bailiffs and men of Southampton. 

The barons, bailiffs and men of Wynchelse, 

The bailiffs and men of Portesmuth. 

The barons, bailiffs and men of the port of Dover. 

The barons, bailiffs and men of the port of Sandwich. 

The barons, bailiffs and men of the port of Hethe. 



25 EDWARD 1. 



77 



1297. Membrane 2Ad — Schedule— cont. 

To Stephen de Penecestre, warden of the Cinque Ports, Order to go 
in person to each of the said ports and to cause all the ships of forty 
tons burthen and upwards to come to Sandwich by the said eve at the 
latest, so that the coming ot the said men to the king in Flanders shall 
not be delayed for lack of ships. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

To the bailiflPs of Kyngeston-on-Hull. Order to cause proclamation to 
be made in that town that all those who have for sale victuals or other 
things necessary for the earls, barons and other magnates of the realm, 
whom the king has requested to go with horses and arms to Edward, his 
son, supplying his place in England, to Newcastle- on -Tyne by St. Nicholas 
next, to set out for Scotland to repress the malice and rebellion of the 
Scots, who have invaded the realm, shall cause such victuals and things 
to be carried by land and sea to Halyelande or Newcastle. They will 
there find men who will buy the victuals from them and who will satisfy 
them promptly for the price thereof. 
The like to the following : 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lenn. 

The bailiffs of Boston. 

The bailiffs of Hertilpol. 

The bailiffs of Grymesby. 

The mayor and bailiffs of York. 

The mayor and bailiff's of Newcastle -on -Tyne. 
The sheriff's of Norfolk, Suffolk, York and Northumberland are ordered 
to cause proclamation to be made to the like effect in cities, boroughs and 
market towns throughout their whole bailiwicks. 

Nov. 4. To Robert son of Roger. The king specially thanks him for the 

Eltham. diligence that he has displayed about the custody of the town of 
Newcastle-on-Tyne and of the adjoining parts against the invasions and 
assaults of the Scotch rebels, and commends his fidelity and probity. As 
the king has caused John de Insula to be sent to levy money for his use 
within the county of York, he requests Robert to give credence to what 
John shall tell him by word of mouth on the king's behalf concerning the 
premises, and that he will do and execute them. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 
To Robert son of Roger. Request that he will give credence to what 
John de Insula, whom the king is sending to the marches of Scotland, 
shall tell him by word of mouth on the king's behalf concerning certain 
affairs specially touching the king in those parts, and that he will do and 
execute them. 

The like to Gilbert de Umfremville, earl of Angos, Brian son of Alan, 
and Ralph son of William. 



Membrane 24tl — Schedule^ dorse. 

Oct. 20, To the barons, bailiffs and men and whole community of Sandwich 
Westminster, and of its members. Notification that the king has granted and taken 
truce {sufferenciam) in the war between the king of France and his con- 
federates and the king and his confederates, as well for the duchy of 
Aquitaine as for the county of Flanders and certain other places, from 
realrja to realm, land to land and people to people, by land and by sea, 
until the Epiphany next for the duchy and until the octaves of St. 
Andrew next for the other lands ; during which sufferance all merchants 
and others may safely come from one realm to another and return and 
stay there and ply their merchandise. The king has promised that if 



78 CALENDAE OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



]^297 Membrane 24:d — Schedule, dorse — cont. 

anything be seized (interceptum) from the king of Prance, his confederates 
merchants and men, by the king or any of his men during the truce, he 
will cause suitable amends to be made therefor, the truce remaining 
nevertheless in force ; for the observance whereof he has caused Walter 
de Bello Campo, steward of his household, to take oath on peril of the 
king's soul {in amrnam nostram). The king therefore orders them to 
observe the truce in all its articles, and not to inflict or cause to be 
inflicted any damage, wrong, hindrance, annoyance or grievance upon the 
king of France, his confederates, merchants, or people, as they love the 
king and his honour, under pain of forfeiture of life and limbs and of 
everything that they can forfeit, more especially as the king is bound by 
the oath aforesaid to cause amends to be made for everything attempted 
against them. The king warns them if anything be attempted against the 
king of France, his confederates, merchants and men contrary to the form 
of the truce, that he will punish {capiemus ad) not only the offender but 
also the community to which he belongs. Witness : Edward, the king's 
son. [Feeder a.l 

The like to the barons etc. of the ports and members of Dover, Hethe, 
Eomenhale, and Hasting', and the barons and the whole community of 
Wynchelse, the bailiffs and men of the community of Yarmouth, the 
bailiffs and men of Lynn, Gypwyz, Donewyz, Herewyz, HuUe, Boston, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, Portsmouth, Southampton, Lym, La Pole, and Bristol. 
[Ihid.] 

The like to Stephen de Penecestre, warden of the Cinque Ports, with 
order to go in person to each port and to cause the truce to be publicly 
proclaimed and observed, inhibiting all and singular on the king's behalf 
that no one shall, under forfeiture of his body and of all that he can 
forfeit, inflict damage, etc., upon the king of France, his confederates, 
merchants, or people contrary to the tenor of the truce, and to intimate 
to all that if any one contravene the truce, the king will punish not only 
the offender but also the community to which he belongs. [IhidJ] 

The like to John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, with order to cause the 
truce to be proclaimed in all ports and other places where ships arrive in 
Ireland and elsewhere as he shall deem fit. [IhidJ] 

The like to Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. [Ibid,] 

The like to John de Havering, justice of North Wales. [Ibid.] 

The like to Robert Tibetoft or to him who supplies his place in South 
Wales. [Ibid,] 

The like to the sheriff of Northumberland and to the sheriffs mentioned 
below to go in person to all places in their bailiwicks where ships arrive 
and to cause the truce to be proclaimed, to wit the sheriffs of York, 
Lincoln, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, Sussex, Southampton, Dorset, 
Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Gloucester. [Ibid,] 

Oct. 21. To Oliver la Suche. Request that he will be at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 

Westminster, the day of St. Nicholas next with horses and arms, to set out thence with 
Edward, the king's son, and other subjects of the king against the Scots, 
who have broken their homage and fealty and have now invaded the realm 
of England. Witness : Edward, the king's son. [Pari, Writs.] 
The like to one hundred and twelve others. [Ibid.] 
The like to six earls and sixty- one others. [Ibid.] 
To the abbot of Rading'. Request that he will send to Newcastle a 
suitable company of his men by the said day. [Ibid.] '^ 

The like to sixteen abbots, four priors, the prior of the Hospital of St. 
John of Jerusalem in England, and the master of the military order of 
the Temple. [Ibid.] 



25 EDWARD I. 79 



20Q'7 Membrane Md — Schedule 2. 

May 17. To Sir John de Havering, justice of North Wales, and Sir William 

Wareham. ^q Cycouns, constable of Aberconeweye. Forasmach as the king's affairs 
on this side the sea are in such a forward condition that he has undertaken 
to cross the sea with the power of his realm as speedily as he can after 
Sunday next after the octaves of St. John the Baptist next ; for which reason 
he wishes that the Welshmen whom he can have shall pass with him at 
that time in the same manner as the other men of his realm ; he therefore 
orders them to cause to come before him as speedily as possible all the 
Welshmen of North Wales who are powerful and fencible at certain days 
and places at which they can best and most speedily assemble them, and 
to there show to them advisedly and clearly the king's undertaking afore- 
said, how he has done it for the common profit and salvation of himself 
and them and of all his realm, and how he trusts much in them and in 
the good service that they can render to him, and to pray them on the 
king's behalf, in the most loving and courteous manner that they are able, 
that they will cross the sea with the king himself, that is to say with his 
person, when he crosses. If they grant this in good manner and will do 
it, they shall then cause them to know that they shall be all assembled in 
a certain place near to the march where the justice and constable shall 
deem fit, so that they shall be there by the octaves of St. John next at the 
latest. They may tell them that the king will then send thither someone 
to receive them and to guide them to him, to such number as the king 
shall tell them, and to pay them their wages in due manner. The justice 
and constable shall write back to the king what place the men will be 
assembled at, with all their proceedings in this matter, so that he may be 
fully advised to do therein what he shall see ought to be done. ^ In-order 
that they may be the more favourably inclined (entalentez) to do the king's 
will in this matter, he sends to the justice and constable his open letters 
sealed with his great seal, whereby he prays the said men to grant and 
do what the justice and constable shall require from them, which letters 
they shall give {haudrez) to them so soon as they shall have assembled 
them before them, as is aforesaid. French. [Pari, Writs,] 
The like to the following : 

Thomas de Eossale and Master Gilbert de Ardern in the parts of 

South Wales. 
Walter Hakelute, Morgan ap Mereduk and David le Graunt in the 

parts of Glamorgan.' 
William de la Pole and John de Borham in the parts of Powys. 

[Ibid,] 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, Whereas the king lately 
ordered the earl of Ulvestre and John le fiz Thomas and his other good 
men of Ireland by his letters, which he sends to the justiciary to be 
delivered to them, to provide and prepare themselves with horses and 
arms, so that they should be ready to come to him in England and to go 
with his own person for the defence of his entire realm at such time as 
he should cause to be made known to them, and that they should give 
credence to the justiciary in what he should tell them concerning this 
matter; and he commanded the justiciary by his letters to exhibit as 
much pains and diligence towards them as he could and also towards 
others of that land until he should secure that they would prepare them- 
selves and come to the king in form aforesaid, so that the king should have 
from those parts four hundred men on barded {covertz) horses ; and the king 
has now ordained his passage to parts beyond sea, for which reason he has 
caused his men-at-arms of his realm to be summoned to be with him at 
London on Sunday after the octaves aforesaid, ready to pass with him to 



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2297 Membrane 24:d — ScJmhde 2 — cant. 

the parts aforesaid. Seeing that his men of Ireland cannot conveniently 
come at the aforesaid day because they are at such a distance and by 
reason of the long sea that they have to cross, he sends to them his 
letters praying them to be at London by the first of August with horses 
and arms, to hear and do what he shall cause to be made known to them 
then, either to come to him or to remain as ' they shall be told, and that 
they shall give credence to the justiciary in this matter. The king 
therefore orders the justiciary to cause the said letters, which the king 
sends to him; to be delivered to them without delay, and to employ all 
pains and diligence that he can in order to have them at London at the 
first of August at the latest. If it seem to the justiciary that the 
number is too great for them to furnish easily, the king wills that it 
shall be reduced in order that they may come the more easily, according 
to what shall seem fit to the justices to be done between him and them. 
He is ordered to certify the king of his proceedings in this matter by the 
bearer of the presents. Vrench. \lhid.'\ 

May 24. To Patrick son of Patrick, earl of March. Whereas the king has 

Portsmouth, appointed his passage to parts beyond sea for as early as possible after 
Sunday after the octaves of St. John next, for which day he has summoned 
his proceres and other his subjects to set out with him ; he has enjoined 
certain things that he has at heart upon Hugh de Cressingham, the 
treasurer of Scotland,and Osbert de Spaldingtonto be told by them to Patrick 
by word of mouth : he orders Patrick to give credence to what Hugh and 
Osbert shall tell him concerning the passage aforesaid, and to do and 
execute such things, as he loves the king's honour and profit and his own 
and as the king specially confides in him, accordingly as they shall be 
required from him on the king's behalf. [Ibid,] 

The like to thirty-nine others dwelling this side the Scotch sea. • [Ibid.] 
The like to seventeen others dwelling beyond the said sea. [Ibid,] 

'''^*Roll of the lay fees of clerks taken into the king's hands, and that 
those who owe service to the king shall come with their service to cross 
with the king's body, for the twenty-fifth year. 



MEMBRANE 2Sd. 

Jan. 14. Geoffrey de la Mare, who is going to Brabant by the king's order with 

Harwich. Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, in the company of 

Margaret, duchess of Brabant, the king's daughter, has letters of respite 

for the king's debts and those of others until Easter next, directed to 

the sheriff of Northampton. 

John de Hastinges, who is also going to the parts aforesaid with the 
duchess, has like letters of respite, directed to the sheriffs of Warwick, 
Leicester, Northampton, Salop, Stafford, Norfolk, Suffolk, Buckingham, 
and Bedford. 

Roger de Tylemanneston, who is also going with the duchess, has like 
letters of respite, directed to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and 
to the sheriff' of Kent. 



* This title occurs at the foot of the membrane, which was evidently intended to be 
the first of a set of rolls for the enrolment of the orders relating to the clerks' land 
(oonoerning which it contains no other reference) and of the writs of military servioe. 



■25 EDWARD I. 



81 



1297. 

Jan. 14. 

Harwich. 



Jan. 24. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



Jan. 26. 

Weeting. 



Jan. 80. 

Castleacre 



Jan. 30. 

Castleacre. 



Feb. 12. 
Ely. 

Jan. 31. 

Castleacre. 



Membrane 28^/ — coyit. 

John de Hastinges, who is also going with the duchess, has letters of 
respite for pleas until Midsummer next, directed to the justices of the 
Bench. 

Hugh Bardolf, who is staying in Gascony in the king's service by his 
order, has letters of respite for the pleas and matters touching him before 
the justices of the Bench for a month from Easter, directed to the justices. 

To the prior and convent of Merton. The king is sending to them 
Nicholas Morel, who is incapacitated from work by infirmity of body, and 
requests them to admit him into their house with a groom and a horse, 
and that they will find him his necessaries according to the requirements 
of his estate. The king wills that he shall not long stay there, but that 
he shall stay for a time only, provided he behave himself courteously and 
honestly. If he behave otherwise, the prior and convent are to certify the 
king fully of his behaviour. 

To Edmund, earl of Cornwall. Order to be with the king at Salisbury 
on Sunday the feast of St. Matthias next at the latest, as the king wishes 
to have parliament (colloqumm) and treaty concerning certain arduous 
affairs touching him and the earl and the realm with the earl and other 
proceres and magnates of the realm. [Pari. Writs.] 

The like to five earls and eighty-eight others. [Ibid.] 

To the king's takeis of corn in co. Gloucester. Order not to inter- 
meddle in any way with taking the corn of Simon, master of the house of 
the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England at Dunamenaye, as he 
is staying in Gascony in the king's service by his order. 
Vacated, because otherwise below. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to give order to 
the king's takers of corn in co. Gloucester iiot to intermeddle with taking 
the corn of the aforesaid Simon, if they satisfy themselves that he is in 
Gascony in the king's service by his order. 

The like in favour of William de Cantilupo for his corn in cos. 
Buckingham, York, and Lincoln. 

To the barons and bailiffs of the port of Dover. As the king wills that 
no one, whosoever he may be, clerk or laymen, shall go out of the realm in 
any way without his special licence, he orders them not to permit anyone 
to pass the sea from that port without such licence. If any one wishing 
to cross the sea be found there with letters, they shall cause him to be 
arrested without delay, whatsoever may be his condition, and shall cause 
the letters to be sent to the king wherever he may be in England with all 
speed, safely keeping him upon whom the letters have been found until 
the king shall have had inspection thereof and shall give them further 
orders. It is provided that those who have the king's letters of licence to 
pass the sea may pass without hindrance. They are enjoined to execute 
this order as they love themselves and their goods. [Prynne, Records, 
iii, f. 729.] 

The like ' de verbo ad verbum ' to the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich 
and to the following : 

The barons and bailiffs of Eomenhale. 

The barons and bailiffs of Hethe. 

The barons and bailiffs of Wynchelse. 

The barons and bailiffs of La Eye. 

The barons and bailiffs of Hasting'. 

mi F 



1297. 



OALENDAE OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



Membrane 2dd — cont. 

The barons and bailiffs of Faversham. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Portesmue. 

The bailiffs of Shorham. 

The bailiffs of Yarmouth. 

The bailiffs of Dunwich. 

The bailiffs of Ipswich. 

The bailiffs of Sheford. 

The bailiffs of Peveneshe. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The bailiffs of Herewych. 

The bailiffs of Oreford. 

The bailiffs of Goseford. 

The bailiffs of Maldon. 

The bailiffs of Yarmouth. 

The bailiffs of La Pole. 

The bailiffs of the Isle of Wight. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The bailiffs of Hardelawe. 

The bailiffs of Flynt. 

The bailiffs of Holmcoltram. 

The bailiffs of St. Bee's {Bega), 

The bailiffs of Wyrkington. 

The bailiffs of Eavenglas. 

The bailiffs of Falemue. 

The bailiffs of St. Michael's Mount. 

The bailiffs of Mousehole. 

The bailiffs of St. Crantock (Karantoci), 

The bailiffs of Oldestowe. 

The bailiffs of Clovelly {Clovehy), 

The bailiffs of Shippedenemere. 

The bailiffs of Welles and Holkeham. 

The bailiffs of Brunham. 

The bailiffs of Thornham. 

The bailiffs of Lynn. 

The bailiffs of Boston. 

The bailiffs of Salteneye. 

The bailiffs of Saltfleteby. 

The bailiffs of Waynflet. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Grimesby. 

The bailiffs of Gingeston(sic)-on-Hull. 

The bailiffs of Raven sere. 

The bailiffs of Scardeburgh. 

The bailiffs of Bamburgh. 

The bailiffs of Tynemuth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

The bailiffs of Whyteby. 

The bailiffs of Lancaster. 

The bailiffs of Cockermue. 

The bailiffs of Lyvrepol. 

The bailiffs of Fordesham. 

The bailiffs of the prior of St. Helen of the Isle of Wight, 

The bailiffs of Neuport in the Isle of Wight. 

The bailiffs of Towemouth. 

The bailiffs of Ilfaydecumbe, 



25 EDWARD I. 83 



1297. 



Membrane 23^/ — cont. 

The bailiffs of Cumbemartin. 

The bailiffs of Dunsterre. 

The bailiffs of Strugoyl. 

The bailiffs of Uske. 

The bailiffs of Goer. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lym. 

The bailiffs of Landstephan. 

The bailiffs of Talthan. 

The bailiff's of Haverford. 

The bailiffs of Penbrok. 

The bailiffs of Sencher. 

The bailiffs of Kameys. 

The bailiffs of Calgaran. 

The bailiffs of Kermerdyn. 

The bailiffs of Kardigan. 

The bailiffs of Angleseye. 

The bailiffs of Eothelan. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Chester. 

The bailiffs of Aberconweye. 

The bailiffs of Lampader. 

The bailiffs of Sweyneseye. 

The bailiffs of Karnarvan. 

The bailiffs of Kedewelly. 

The bailiffs of Muleford. 

The bailiffs of Lym. 

The bailiffs of Oterimouth. 

The bailiffs of Exemue, with the ports of Luleham and Kyen and 
Toppesham, 

The bailiffs of Sidemonth. 

The bailiffs of Teygnemue. 

The bailiffs of Dertemue, with the port of Tottonye. 

The bailiffs of Porlemue. 

The bailiffs of Yalmue under Nyweton Ferers. 

The bailiffs of Plymmue, with the port of Sutton. 

The bailiffs of the port of Lo. 

The bailiffs of Fauy. 
The like to Keginald de Grey, justice of Chester, for his bailiwick. 
The like to John de Havering, justice of North Wales. 
The like to Stephen de Penecestre, warden of the Cinque Ports. 
The like to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, keeper of the realm and 
land of Scotland, with clause enjoining him to execute this order with 
dihgence as he loves the king and his honour and the profit of his realm, 
[Ibid,] 

Membrane 22d. 

Feb. 4. To the king's takers of corn in co. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle 

Walsingham. with taking the corn of John Huse, as he is staying with John de Sancto 
Johanne in the king's service by his order in Gascony. 
The like his favour for co. Wilts. 

The like in favour of John de Cendale for cos. Norfolk and lork. 
The like in favour of William de Ormesby, who is staying in Scotland, 
for CO. Norfolk. 

Enrolment of letter from Malcolm de Harlee, escheator this side Trent, 
to Sir John de Drokenesford, the king's treasurer, or to him who supplies 
his place, setting out that, upon receipt of the king's order under the privy 



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1297. 



Membrane 22d — cent. 



seal to assign dower to Eleanor, late the wife of Ralph Russel, he assigned 
and delivered to her the manor of Horsington, co. Somerset, except 
71s, ll^d, yearly of land in the same, but so that she shall have and hold 
the said 71s. Hid. of land, rendering therefor 71s. ll^d. yearly to Robert 
Russel, uncle and heir of Ralph ; and half a knight's fee in Great Weston, 
which Richard de Weston holds, and which is extended at 20.s. yearly ; 
and a tenth of a knight's fee in Cadebyry, which tenth the heirs of 
Robert Martin and William Quintin, hold, and which tenth is extended 
at 10s. yearly ; and a knight's fee in Galenton, which Walter de Cheny 
and the heirs of John de Stokes hold, and which is extended at 100s. 
yearly ; also a tenth of a knight's fee in Wulfton, which the heirs of John 
de Stokes hold, and which is extended at 13s. id, yearly ; also an eighth 
of a knight's fee in E strop, which eighth the heirs of Ralph Huscard 
hold, and which eighth is extended at 20s. a year; also a tenth of a 
knight's fee in Horsingtone, which tenth the heirs of Gervase le Scrivein 
hold, and which tenth is extended at 6s. Sd. a year ; also a twentieth of a 
knight's fee in Horsington, which twentieth Bartholomew Lucas and 
Robert Sowy hold, which twentieth is extended at is. a year ; also a 
fortieth of a knight's fee in Horsington, which fortieth German Attebrok 
holds, and which fortieth is extended at 2s. a year ; also a twentieth of a 
knight's fee in Horsington, which twentieth John Botevilein holds, which 
twentieth is extended at 12d. a year ; also a knight's fee in Cindercombe 
and Cadebiry, which John de Mussegros holds, and which is extended at 
60s. a year ; a quarter of a knight's fee in Cadebury, which quarter Robert 
de Bosco holds, and which quarter is extended at 10s. yearly, in co. Somer- 
set. He has also assigned to her a sixth of a knight's fee in Derham, which 
sixth John Tragin holds, and which sixth is extended at 33s. id. a year ; 
also a sixth of a knight's fee in Derham, which sixth John le Hireis holds 
and which sixth is extended at 33s. id. yearly, in co. Gloucester, and also 
the advowson of the church of Derham, in the same county, which church 
is extended at 15 marks yearly. The escheator signifies this to the 
treasurer at the request of Eleanor, so that what shall please the king in 
this matter may be ordered (demand etur) to those whom it concerns. 

Feb. 3. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order not to intermeddle in any way 

Walsingham. with the corn, salted food (lardario), or other victuals or necessaries of 
the prior and brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England 
in that county by reason of the provision to be made for the use of the 
king's men staying in Gascony in his service, as the king has granted to 
the prior and brethren that nothing shall be taken for the reason aforesaid 
from them at present. 

The like to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Enrolment of agreement made between Hugh le Despenser and Sir 
Walter de Langeton, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, whereby Hugh 
grants to the bishop that he may close up a deer-leap (saltatoriwn) 
descending from the bishop's park of Terven into Hugh's park in his manor 
of Barewe in such manner as he shall please, and that he may hold it thus 
closed up for all the time that he shall be bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 
provided that Hugh or his heirs shall have the deer-leap again upon the 
voidance of the bishopric in such manner as they had it before. Witnesses : 
Sir Reginald de Grey, Sir Hamo de Macy, Sir Richard de Macy, Sir Ralph 
de Vernun, knights, Richard de Fougheleserst, William de Donecastre, 
Alexander Hurel, Adam de Burton. 

Memorandum, that the bishop and Hugh came into chancery at 
Walsingham, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed, and prayed that it 
might be enrolled^ 



25 EDWARD I. 



85 



1297. 

Feb. 6. 

Walsingham. 



Feb. 12. 

Ely. 



March 2. 
Clarendon. 



Feb. 28. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 22d — cant 

To the king's takers of corn in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order to 
defer taking corn for the king's use from Nicholas de Cheyny at present, 
so far as can be done without inconvenience to the king, in consideration 
of his merits. 

The hke for cos. Devon and Cambridge. 

Robert de WattHngton acknowledges that he owes to RanuJph Bakun 
40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Norfolk. 

To the king's takers of corn in co. Norfolk. Order not to intermeddle 
in any way with taking the corn of Master Arnald Lupi de Tyho, who is 
staying in Gascony by the king's order, so that the king ought to provide 
for his indemnity. 

Thomas Bacun acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Watlington and 
Agnes, his wife, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to give orders to 
the king's takers of corn in cos. Oxford and Buckingham not to inter- 
meddle with taking the corn of William de Burmingham, if they ascertain 
that William is staying in Gascony in the king's service. 

The like in favour of Almaric de Sancto Amando for his corn in cos. 
Oxford, Buckingham, Bedford, Berks, Wilts, and Gloucester. 

The like in favour of Robert son of Nigel for his corn in cos. Bucking- 
ham and Oxford. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to take with him twelve discreet and 
lawful knights of that county, and to go in person to the land of Richard de 
Draycote in Draycote and the land of Robert de Hukeford in Hyndolveston, 
and to cause a perambulation to be made by the oath of the knights 
between the said lands, so that the perambulation shall be made by certain 
metes and bounds, as Richard and Robert have put themselves upon that 
perambulation before the king. The sheriff is ordered to certify the 
justices at Westminster in fifteen days from Easter under his seal and the 
seals of four of the said knights by what metes and bounds the perambu- 
lation shall have been made. 

To the taxors and collectors of the twelfth in co. Bedford. Order to 
supersede entirely the taxing and collecting of the goods that belonged to 
Edmund, the king's brother, in the custody of his executors by reason of 
the twelfth, as it appears to the king that Edmund died before the grant 
of the twelfth aforesaid. By p.s. 

The like to the taxors and collectors of the twelfth in cos. York, Derby, 
Wilts, Leicester, Buckingham, Warwick, Northampton, Stafford, Notting- 
ham, Lincoln, and Northumberland. 

Robert de Eccleston acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Cliderhou, 
clerk, 40.S. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Lancaster. 

Memorandum, that the king ordered, on Friday, 1 March, that all those 
who have protections shall have suitable writs that nothing of their corn 
shall be taken for his use. 

Memorandum, that, on Tuesday following, the king ordered that all 
merchants of Flanders and others of whom it shall appear that they are 
men and merchants of the count of Flanders shall have letters of protection 



86 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1297. 



March 7. 

New 
Salisbury^ 



Membrane 2i2d — cont, 

and conduct in the usual form to endure for so long as the king shall 
please, and writs of chancery to demand their debts, according to the law 
merchant. 

Peter de Chaumpvent, John de Merk, knights, Aymery de Quarto, 
provost of Beverley, and Peter de Sabaudia, canon of St. Mary's church, 
Salisbury, acknowledge that they owe to William de Hamelton, clerk, 
140^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, Wilts and York. 



MEMBRANE 21d, 

Ordenee est par le rot e par son coiinseil, qe nul passage des leynes ne des 
quirs, des messagers, ou des ynarcliauntz ne se face nule part du reaume 
d'Engleterre, mes en les leas desutz noniees, ceo est a saver, a Noef Chastel sur 
Tyne, Hulle, Seynt Botolf, Jernemuth' , Jepeivyz, Londres, Sandivyz, 
Suhamptonj e By^istowe, E eyi chescun des ditz lius seient le coket, e les 
gardeyns de la ciistume le roi, associez a ens deus plus p)^'odeshommes e leans de 
tneme le leu, assignez e jurez de garder si bien e si estreytement le p)ort de jour 
e de nuytf qe mil messager qe porte lettre on message de dela saunz esjJecial 
garaunt du rot, ne autre qi porte lettre close ou autre suspecionuse ne passe en 
nule yrianere, vies seit son cors j^ris e garde en prison deslce taunt qe le roi en 
eit comaundS sa volonte. E tuz les mariners qui passer ont a totes les fiez qe 
eus sey mover ont, j urgent e seient examinez, e les marchauntz seient quitz par 
lour serement qu\il ne porteront lettres ne message de quey mal peusse venir au 
roi ou au reaume, e qe eus ne feront de dela de fet ne de dit, par art ne par 
engyn, nule chose qe seit nusaunte au roi ou au reaume. E veut le roi qe les 
messagers seient estreytem^ent serchez e examinez ensi qe nule rien ny passe dont 
mal ou damage peusse avenir au roi ou au reaume. E si nul messager ou 
autre oveske lettre ou autre cJiose damujouse au roi ou au reaume seit trovee, 
seit son cors pris e seit enveye au roi, ou qiCil seit, oveske les lettres, ou garde 
jeske taunt qe le roi eit maunde sa volenti, E bien se avise chescun des 
gardeyns qe nid marchaund Lombard a queus le passage ad este eynz ces hures 
defendu e est unkore ne passent en nule manere. E si nul veigne pur passer, 
tauntost seit pris e arestu, e sauvement garde taunt qe le roi eit maund6 sa 
volente. As autre portz du reaume qui ne sont nomez de sus, veut le roi qe les 
viscontes des leus chescuns en chescun port de sa baillie, graunt e petit, assignent 
deus prodeshommes des leus qu'il ne lessent passer nul messager ne marcJiaunt 
saunz garaunt du roi. E si les m^ariners des leus volller aler a la mer a tutes 
les fethes jurgent e seient examineez quHl ne portent de dela lettre ne message qe 
peusse estre nusaunte au roi ou au reaume. E est ordenS qe cest ordenement 
seit crie e pupplis par le reaume en lens e viles solempnes ensi qe nul se peusse 
esc user par ignoraunce. E entendont le roi e son conseil qe si nul messager ou 
autre dela arrive a nul de ces ports ou autre qe la fourme desus dite seit gardS 
en dreit de eus, 

OrdenS est par le roi e par son counseil qe nul passage des messagers ou des 
marchauntz ne seface nule part en Gales ou en la MarcK horspris en lieus 
desutz nomez, ceo est a saver, a Cestre, Beaumureis, Mideford, et Haverford, e 
qe en chescun lieu les sovereins ministres le roi assignent deus des prodeshommes 
de mesme le lieu jurez de garder si bien e si estreitement le port de jour e de 
nuyt qe nul messager qe ptorte lettre ou message en autres terres, sauntz 
especial garaunt du roi, ou autre qi porte lettre close ou autre suspecinouse 
ne passe en nule manere, mes seit son cors pris e garde en prison jeske tant qe 
le roi en eit coynmaunde sa volente, E les marchauntz qui jurront quHl ne 
portent lettre ne message ailleurs qe peusse estre damajouse au roiou au reaume, 



25 EDWARD I. 



87 



1297. 



March 1. 
Clarendon. 



March 11. 
Breamore. 



Membrane 21d — co7it. 

serront quites jyar taunt ^ ines les marineis a totes les fietJies qiCil paaseront frount 
meisme eel serementy e jalemeyns il serront examinez quil ne portent lettre on 
messafje, ne ne frount defet ne de dit chose dount mat on damage yuisse avenir 
au roi ou au reawne, E les viessagers seient estreitement serchez £ examinez 
issiiit qe mde rlen susjwcinouse ne 2^asse. hi si nul messager ou autre ovesque 
lettre damajouse au roi on au reauine seit trove, seit son cors pris e enveie au 
roi, ovesque les lettres, ou garde jesque taunt qe le roi eit maunde sa volente, 
K hien s'avismit chescun des gardeins qe nul tnarcliaund Lumhard as queus 
les passages ad este einz ces heures defendu e est unkore passe en nule vianere, 
K si mil veigne pur passer, tauntost seit pris e arestu, e sauvem,ent garde 
tauntque le roi en eit m,aunde sa volente, E si nul msssager ou autre qi 
veigne de aillurs arrive en nul de ces p)ortz ou a, autre en la fourme dcsusdite, 
seit garde endreit de eus. E pur ceo est viester qe les sovereins ministres le roi 
en Gales e en la March' assignent ascuns en chescun des autres portz 'pur 
garder les en la fourme desusdite, 

Ordene est par le roi e par son conseil que nid passage de leines ou de quirSy 
de m.essagers ou de marchaunz ne se face en reaume d'Escoce, mile part horprisy 
en leus ou sont les coketz e a Kircudbright, m.es avant qe passage se face a 
Kircudbright qe le coket y seit mis par le conte de Garenne e par le conseil que 
le roi ad en Escoce. E qe en chescun leu deas de plus prodeshom,mes e leans 
de m,esme le lei associez aus gaxdeyns de la custume nostre sdgnour le roy soient 
assignez e jureez de garder si 6[i]6w, etc., come desus est dit. 

To the keeper and sheriffs of London. Whereas it is ordained that 
passage shall be made at London and in other certain places in the realm, 
in the form that the king sends to them enclosed within these letters, he 
orders them to cause the form aforesaid to be kept and firmly held in that 
city and port. French. 

The like to the following for the ports in their respective bailiwicks : 
The sheriff of Northumberland for Newcastle-on-Tyne and other 

places in his bailiwick. 
The sheriff of York for Hull and other places in his bailiwick. 
The bailiffs of Yarmouth. 
The bailiffs of Ipswich. 
The mayor and bpiliffs of Sandwich. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 
The bailiffs of Bristol. 

Sir Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester, to cause the form to be 
observed in the four cantreds and in other places in his bailiwick, 
according to the articles sent to him. 
John, earl of Warenne [Garenne), keeper of the realm of Scotland, to 
cause the form to be observed in all the towns where there are 
cockets in Scotland and also at Kyrcudbright, according to the 
articles sent to him. French. 

Aymer de Quarto, provost of Beverley, and Taldus Geniani, merchant 
of Florence of the society of the Friskebaldi, for himself and his fellows 
of .|the society aforesaid, acknowledge that they owe to William de 
Hamelton, John de Merkynfeld, and John de la Eoche 1,000 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. 
York and London. 

Mem^orandum, that an inquisition made by Roger Lestrange {Extraiieum), 
late justice of the Forest this side Trent, and returned into chancery as to 
whether it is to the damage or annoyance of the king's forest of Wychewod 
if the king were to grant to John Lovel that he may enclose his wood of 
Minstre, which is within the bounds of the forest, and make a park 



88 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 



March 12. 
Breamore. 



March 13. 
Breamore. 



March 25. 
Gillingham 



Membrane 2 It/ — cont, 

thereof, was dehvered by the king's order to John de Benested at 
Langeford near Sahsbury, on 8 March, to be kept in the king's wardrobe. 

To the taxors and collectors of the twelfth in co. Cambridge. Order to 
supersede the taxing and collecting of the goods of Hugh Peverel in the 
custody of his executors by reason of the aforesaid twelfth, as it appears 
to the king that Hugh died before the grant of the twelfth was made. 

The like for the executors to the sheriffs of Wilts, Southampton and 
Devon. 

William Servat, citizen of London, and Terricus de la Bruere, 
merchant of Bruges, acknowledge that they owe to Eymer de Quarto, 
provost of Beverley, 790L 6s. Oc^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

John le Sauvage, whom the king has appointed to execute certain of 
his affairs on the sea coast, has respite until Michaelmas next for the 
debts due to the exchequer and for the debts of others. 



MEMBRANE 20f^. 

March 2. *•' Master William de Chirinton to the sheriffs of London, Worcester, 
Clarendon. Northampton, Gloucester. 

Matthew de Hamme, parson of the church of Staunton St. Quintin, to 
the sheriff of Dorset. 

John de Romeseye, parson of the church of Edmton and Ichenestok, to 
the sheriffs of Southampton and Wilts. 

The provost of the house of St. Edmund, Salisbury to the sheriff of 
Wilts and Dorset. 

The abbess of Eomeseye to the sheriffs of Gloucester, Southampton, 
Wilts, Berks, and Dorset. 

The master of the hospital of St. Nicholas, Salisbury, to the sheriff of 
Dorset and Wilts. 

The prioress of Ambresbury to the sheriffs of Southampton, Berks and 
Wilts. 

John de Newent, parson of the church of Gratele, to the sheriff of 
Gloucester and Southampton. 

Richard Malore, parson of the church of Lyndwode, to the sheriff of 
Lincoln. 

The abbot of Tychefeld to the sheriff of Berks and Southampton. 

Gilbert de WoUavyntqn, sheriffs' clerk, to the sheriff' q^ Somerset. 

Stephen Malore, parson of the church of Draghton, to the sheriff of 
Northampton. 

* The roll contains no title or other evidence as to the meaning of these orders, but 
they were probably orders relating to corn issued in consequence of the king's order 
of 1 March (on p. 85 above). It is, however, somewhat curious that they are addressed 
to the sheriffs, and not to the person appointed to take corn into the king's hands in 
the respective counties. From the numerous changes in the colour of the ink, it is 
evident that these orders were not all issued on 2 March. The list is, apparently, 
continued on Membrane 19ci5 (p. 97 below). 



25 EDWAED I. 89 



][297. Membrane 20c? — cont. 

Eobert de Welham, parson of the church of Wythcok, to the sheriff of 
Leicester. 

Master Ealph de Odyham, parson of the church of Bradeford Peverel, 
to the sheriff of Southampton. 

John de Wytham to the sheriffs of London, Norfolk, Essex, Stafford 
and Salop. 

William de Wermenistre, parson of the church of Thidolveshide, to the 
sheriff of Wilts. 

The abbess of Wylton to the sheriffs of Wilts, Dorset, Cornwall, South- 
ampton, Kent and Devon. 

Roger de Essex[ia], parson of the church of Wulfreton, £o the sheriff 
of Southampton. 

Master William de la Wyle, archdeacon of Dorset, to the sheriffs of 
Dorset, Devon and Wilts. 

Master Robert de la Wyle, parson of the church of Brideton, to the 
sheriff of Dorset. 

Richard de Preston, parson of the church of Long Bridy, to the sheriff 
of Dorset. 

To the abbot of Muchelnye to the sheriff of Somerset. 

The prior of Sandelford to the sheriff of Berks and Southampton. 

The keeper of the house of the scholars at Salisbury to the sheriffs of 
Berks, Wilts and Dorset. 

Robert de Aldinton, vicar of the church of Sturministre Mareschal, to 
the sheriff of Dorset. 

Master William de Perham, parson of the church of Romeseye, to the 
sheriff of Southampton and Wilts. 

Robert Russel, parson of the churches of Horsenton and Derham, to 
the sheriffs of Somerset and Dorset, Gloucester and Buckingham. 

Peter Maundevile, parson of the church of Chelesbury, to the sheriff 
of Wilts. 

The abbot of Glastonbury to the sheriff's of Wilts, Berks, Somerset 
and Dorset. 

The prior of Longleat {Longa Leta) to the sheriffs of Wilts and 
Somerset. 

The prior of Poghelee to the sheriffs of Wilts and Berks. 

Richard de la Wyle, parson of the church of Haukchirche, to the sheriff 
of Dorset. 

The prior of Brommore to the sheriff of Devon. 

William atte Wyle, parson of the church of Staplebrigg, to the sheriff 
of Dorset. 

Th e prior of Suthwyk to the sheriff of Southampton. 



90 CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1 297 Membrane 20d — cont. 

Nicholas de la Wyle, parson of the church of Childesfrome, to the 
sheriff of Dorset. 

Master William de Wederhale to the sheriffs of Kent, Northampton, 
Southampton and Nottingham. 

The prior of Bruton to the sheriffs of Sussex and Somerset. 

Master Ralph de Vasto Prato, parson of the church of Wydyndon and 
Bekinton, to the sheriffs of Devon, Wilts, Gloucester and Somerset. 

Walter Bacun, parson of the church of Endegate, to the sheriff of 
SuffolK. 

William Gascelyn, parson of the church of Hinepiddele, to the sheriff 
of Dorset. 

The prior of St. Denis to the sheriffs of Southampton and Wilts. 

The abbess of Lacokto the sheriffs of Wilts, Gloucester, Southampton 
and Dorset. 

Richard de Preston, parson of the church of Long Brydy, to the sheriff 
of Dorset. 

Peter Bolymer, parson of the church of Norrigg, to the sheriff' of Wilts. 

Master John de Shipton, vicar of the church of St. Mary, Salisbury. 

The prior of Longleat (LongaLeta) to the sheriffs of Somerset and Wilts. 

The abbot of Cerne to the sheriff of Dorset. 

William son of Robert de Stokes, parson of the church of Buddesden, 
to the sheriff of Wilts. 

William de Motesfonte, parson of the church of Whelpelegh, to the 
sheriff of Wilts. 

Richard le Engleys, parson of the church of Farnham, to the sheriff of 

Essex. 

The prior of Ivychurch [de Monasterio Ederoso) to the sheriffs of Wilts 
and Southampton. 

Robert de Leycestria, parson of the church of Tarente Vylers and 
Pencrich, to the sheriff of Dorset. 

Richard de Wilton, parson of the church of Cumpton Chaumberl[eyn], 
to the sheriffs of Dorset and Wilts. 

Matthew de Hamme to the sheriff of Wilts. 

Richard Bryan, parson of the church of West Grimsted, to the sheriff 
of Wilts. 

William de Burton, parson of the chapel of Whaddon, to the sheriff of 
Wilts. 

William de Boclond, canon of the free chapel of Tottenhale, to the 
sheriff of Southampton. 

Thomas de Neweton, parson of the church of Knoll, to the sheriffs of 
Dorset and Wilts. 



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][297 jSIemhrane 20^/ — cont. 

The prior of Stafordale to the sheriff of Somerset. 

Master Peter de Baiona, parson of the church of Shapwyk. 

The prioress of Kyngton to the sheriff of Wilts. 

Brother Benedict, the elect of Abbotesbur[y]. 

John de Hyneton, parson of the church of llncompletcl 

William de Molis, parson of the church of Maperton, to the sheriff of 
Somerset. 

Nicholas de Bassingburn, parson of the church of Tytecumbe Husee, 
to the sheriff of Norfolk. 

John de Hyneton, parson of the chapel of Stanebrigg, to the sheriff of 
Dorset. 

Eichard de Wynton[ia], parson of the church of Penyton, to the sheriff 
of Southampton. 

John de Wynton[ia], parson of the church of Enham, to the sheriff of 
Southampton. 

Laurence de Clifford, parson of the church of Thoresby, to the sheriff* 
of Lincoln. 

The said Laurence, parson of the church of Wynterbourne, to the 
sheriff of Wilts. 

Eichard Bryan, parson of the church of West Grimsted, to the sheriff 
of Wilts. 

Vacated^ because otherwise above, 

Stephen de Asshebur[y], parson of the church of Wyly, to the sheriff of 
Wilts. 

Robert de Cliderhowe to the sheriff of Lancaster. 

The prior of Bath to the sheriff of Gloucester, Somerset and Southamp- 
ton. 

Peter Maundevill, parson of the church of Chelesbur[y], to the sheriff 
of Dorset. 

Master Eichard de Sotwell, canon of St. Mary's church, Salisbury, to 
the sheriffs of Wilts, Lincoln, Berks, Somerset and Dorset. 

William le Deneys, canon of St. Mary's church, Salisbury, to the sheriff 
of Dorset. 

Eichard de Eoteland, parson of the church of Tarent Hyneton. 

The bishop of Salisbury to the sheriffs of Wilts, Oxford and Berks, 
Southampton, Surrey, Dorset, Middlesex and London. 

John de la Eyvere, parson of the church of Allerleye, to the sheriff of 
Berks. 

Brother Geoffrey, master of St. John's hospital, Brugewater, to the 
sheriffs of Cornwall, Somerset, London and Devon. 

The abbot of Athelingnye to the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. 



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-1007 Membrane 20(Z — cont. 

The abbess of Godestowe to the sheriffs of Oxford, Berks, Sussex, 
Northampton, Buckingham, Wilts, Southampton and Gloucester. 

Richard Fromund, parson of the church of Tbornfagun, to the sheriffs 
of Gloucester and Somerset. 

Thomas de Sancto Johanne, parson of the churches of Bryenston and 
Chauton, to the sheriffs of Dorset and Southampton. 

Master Michael de Wodeford, parson of the church of Long Chesel- 
burne, to the sheriffs of Dorset and Wilts. 

William de Braybrok, canon of St, Mary's, Salisbury, to the sheriffs of 
Dorset, Wilts and Berks. 

Robert de Sancto Quintino to the sheriffs of Dorset, Kent and Wilts. 

Geoffrey de Pympeleye, parson of the church of St. Mary, Orchiston, to 
the sheriff of Wilts. 

Henry de Kemeseye, warden of St. Mary's house, Southampton, and 
parson of the church of Dummer, to the sheriff of Southampton. 

Stephen de Remmesbury, clerk, to the sheriff of Wilts. 

John de Keynesham, parson of the church of Abbodesdon, to the sheriff 
of Wilts. 

Andrew de Lincolnia to the sheriff of Hertford. 

John de Exonia to the sheriff of Devon. 

Henry de ColingburB, parson of the church of Tolre, to the sheriffs of 
Wilts and Dorset. 

Michael de Godishull, parson of the church of Sutton Walerand, to the 
sheriff of Dorset. 

William Torny, parson of the church of Horton, to the sheriff of 
Gloucester. 

The prioress of Westwode to the sheriff' of Worcester. 

William de Cotenham, vicar of the chutch of Cropprye, to the sheriff 
of Oxford. 

Osbert de Baggeston, canon of Salisbury, to the sheriff of Wilts, Devon 
and Cornwall. 

William de Taunton, parson of the church of Badekynton, to the 
sheriff of Warwick. 

William de Staunton, vicar pf the church of Stepel Lavynton, to the 
sheriff of Wilts. 

Richard de Wynton[ia], parson of the chuTch of Penyton, to the sheriff 
of Southampton. 

John de Wynton[ia], parson of the church at Enham., to the sheriff of 
Southampton. 

Walter de Chilteham, parson of the churches of Ameneye and Whytyn- 
ton, to the sheriff of Gloucester. 

William de Middelton, parson of the church of Bradelegh near 
Grymesby, to the sheriffs of Lincoln and Suffolk. 



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Aymo de Quarto, provost of Lausanne {Lmtsan'), proctor general of 
John Judicis, the pope's notary, canon of St. Mary's, Lincoln, to the 
sheriff of Oxford. 

The abbot of Oseneye, to the sheriffs of Oxford and Berks, Bucking- 
ham, Northampton, Stafford, Gloucester and in the city of London. 

Eeymund de Threscun, parson of the church of Chilemark, to the sheriff 
of Wilts. 

Master Bichard de Sotwell, canon of St. Mary's, Salisbury, to the sheriff 
of Gloucester. 

Walter de Sancto Austolo, parson of the church of Patyngham, to the 
sheriff of Stafford. 

Nicholas son of Lambert, canon of St. Mary's, New Sarum, to the 
sheriff of Dorset. 

Nicholas le Engleys, parson of the church of Staunton Abbess and 
Sideling, to the sheriff's of Wilts and Dorset. 

The prior of Merton to the sheriff's of Somerset, Essex, Hertford, 
Buckingham, Middlesex, Huntingdon, Surrey, Kent, Cornwall, Southamp- 
ton, Devon, Wilts and London. 

Thomas de Hypton, canon of St. Mary's, Salisbury, and parson of the 
church of St. Mary, Duneheved, to the sheriffs of Wilts, Berks, and 
London. 

Godfrey, bishop of Worcester, to the sheriffs of Worcester, Gloucester, 
Middlesex, Warwick, Southampton, Wilts and Somerset. 

The prior of St. Frideswide's, Oxford, to the sheriffs of Oxford and 
Berks, Buckingham, Northampton. 

John de Trenenedec, parson of the church of St. Clether (Clederi), 
to the sheriff of Cornwall. 

The prior of Bradenestok to the sheriff of Wilts, Dorset, Gloucester, 
Somerset, Northampton, York and Oxford. 

Kichard de Horton, vicar of the church of Mulleford, to the sheriff of 
Southampton. 

Master William de Kerchehull, parson of the church of Little Kerche- 
hull, to the sheriff of Dorset. 

The prioress of Stodleye to the sheriffs of Somerset, Oxford, Warwick 
and Wilts. 

Master Bartholomew de Mere, parson of the church of Funtel Giffard, 
to the sheriff of Somerset. 

The prioress of Garinges to the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. 

Henry de Haddon, parson of the church of Lydelinch, to the sheriff of 
Dorset. 

Robert de la Barre, vicar of the church of Elingge, to the sheriff of 
Southampton. 

William de Haddon, parson of the church of Melebury Bubbe, to the 
sheriff of Dorset, 



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1007 Membrane 20d — cont, 

Hugh de Wenlok, master of the chapel of La Hidehalle of Clyvedon, to 
the sheriff of Somerset. 

Thomas de Verdun, parson of the church of Farnham and Milham, to 
the sheriffs of Buckingham, Norfolk, Northampton and Gloucester. 

The prior of the St. Bartholomew's hospital, Neubury, to the sheriff of 
Berks. 

Richard le Blund, parson of the church of Tappelawe, to the sheriff of 
Buckingham. 

Bogo son of Bogo de Knovill, parson of the church of" Dene, to the 
sheriff of Southampton. 

Reginald, parson of the church of Winterburn Abbots, to the sheriff of 
Dorset. 

Ralph de Torny, parson of the church of Heringeswell, to the sheriff of 
Suffolk. 

The prior of Christ Church, Twynham, to the sheriffs of Southampton 
and Dorset. 

The prioress of Ruesparre to the sheriff of Sussex. 

Eustace de Henton, parson of the church of luerne Curteney, to the 
sheriff of Dorset. 

The abbot and convent of King's Beaulieu, to the sheriffs of Southamp- 
ton, Berks, Cornwall and Norfolk. 

Peter Poleyn, parson of the church of Gussich St. Michael, to the 
sheriff of Dorset. 

Robert de Cotehegh, parson of the church of Werdeford, to the sheriff 
of Dorset. 

Master William de Ewell, parson of the church of Berkyng, to the 
sheriff of Surrey. 

William le Peilere, clerk, proctor-general in England of Master Louis 
de Bello Monte, treasurer of St. Mary's, Salisbury, and canon of Wells, to 
the sheriff of Wilts and Somerset. 

Hugelin de Lavanna, canon of St. Mary's, Salisbury, to the sheriff of 
Gloucester. 

Master William de Appirle, parson of the church of Est Brightwell, 
to the sheriffs of Warwick, Gloucester, Oxford and Berkshire. 

The abbot of Dorchester {Dorkcesti-'), to the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. 

By the testimony of John Lovel. 

William de Preston, vicar of St. Mary's, Cettre, to the sheriff of Wilts. 

Nicholas, vicar of the church of Chiriton, to the sheriff of Wilts. 

Richard, vicar of the church of Domerham, to the sheriff of Wilts. 

The abbot of Quarr {Quareria), to the sheriff of Southampton. 

Thomas de Verdun, parson of the churches of Farnham and Milham, 
to the sheriff of Wilts. 



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1297. 



Membrane 20d — cont. 

The prior of Noketon Park, to the sheriff of Lincoln. 

John, vicar of the church of Gotesdon, to the sheriff of Oxford. 

Henry de Esshe, canon of the church of St. Mary's, Salisbury, to the 
sheriffs of Devon and Gloucester. 

Richard Pax, parson of the church of Bledon, to the sheriff of Somerset. 

By the bill of Alan Plugenet. 

Master John de Ibestok, parson of the church of Newechirche, to the 
sheriff of Leicester. 

The prior of Repindon, to the sheriffs of Nottingham and Derby, Essex 
and Huntingdon. 

The abbot of Bynedon, to the sheriff of Dorset. 

William Coterel, parson of the church of St. John the Baptist, Seint- 
lyngg, to the sheriff of Southampton. 

Master Henry de Wodestok, parson of the church of Bottelegh, to the 
sheriff of Southampton. 

Roger, parson of the church of St. Michael, Southampton, to the sheriff 
of Southampton. 

Wilham, parson , of the church of Holy Cross, Southampton, to the 
sheriff of Southampton. 

Brunus de Monte Revelli, parson of the church of Sheperton, to the 
sheriff of Middlesex. 

John de Insula, parson of the church of Arreton, to the sheriff of 
Southampton. 

Ralph de Oxonia, parson of the church of Fymemere (sic). 

By the testimony of John Lovel, sheriff of Norfolk. 

Nicholas de Bluntesdon, parson of the church of Chakynden, to the 
sheriff of Oxford. By the testimony of J. LoveU, 

William, vicar of the church of St. Peter's in the East {in le Est), 
Oxford, to the sheriff of Oxford. By the testimony of J. Lovel. 

Richard de Lyouns, parson of the church of Bekbrok, to the sheriff of 
Oxford. By the testimony of J. Lovel. 

Ralph de Oxonia, parson of the church of Fynnemere, to the sheriffs of 
Oxford and Staffo^^d. By the testimony of J. Lovel. 

William, parson of the church of St. Ebbe {Hehhe), Oxford, to the 
sheriff of Oxford. By the testimony of J. Lovel. 

Reginald, parson of the church of Anne Abbot's, to the sheriff of 
Southampton. By the roll of Recognitions, 

The prioress of Wynteneye to the sheriff of Southampton. 

By the testimony of Henry T57eis. 

John, parson of the church of Stur' Prewes, to the sheriff of Dorset. 

William do Babeton, parson of the church pf Selton, to the sheriff of 
Dorset, 



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1297. 



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Master Philip de Cornubia, archdeacon of Winchester, to the sheriff of 
"Warwick and Eeginald de Grey. By the roll of Recognitions. 

Bernard, parson of the church of Holy Cross in Cornwall, to the sheriff 
of Cornwall. 

Henry de Preselond, parson of the church of Wynefeld, to the sheriff 
of Southampton. 

William de Batesford, parson of the church of Lokeston, to the sheriffs 
Somerset and London. By the testimony of A. Plug[enet]. 

Malcolm de Harleye, to the sheriffs of London, Hereford and Worcester. 

William de Middelton, sacristan of the church of Wymburn Menstre, 
to the sheriff of Dorset. 

Simon, parson of the church of Baggewrth, to the sheriff of Somerset. 

Walter de Wyntonia, parson of the chapel of Staundon, to the sheriff 
of Southampton. 

The abbot and convent of Donekeswelle, to the sheriff* of Devon. 

Walter de Sancto Licio, vicar of the church of Arreton, to the sheriff of 
Southampton. 

Henry de Moy, parson of the churc^h of Blandford Forum, to the 
sheriff of Dorset. 

William de Puntyngton, parson of the church of Hardington, to the 
sheriff of Somerset. By the bill of Alan de Plogenet. 

Thomas de Norring, parson of the chapel of Wyntreburn Thomaston, to 
the sheriff of Dorset. By the roll of Recognitions. 

William, parson of the church of Langerichel (sic), to the sheriff of 
Dorset. By the testimony of Alan Plug[enet]. 

Peter de Bruges, parson of the churches of Lanpeter in Wales and of 
St. Bride, Netherwent, to the sheriff of Somerset. 

Brother John de Birne, prior of the cell of St. Mary Magdalene with- 
out Lincoln, to the sheriff of Lincoln. 

Thomas de Corf, parson of the church of St. Peter's, Shaftesbury, to 
the sheriff* of Dorset. 

Robert de Rympton, parson of the church of Long Blaneford, to the 
sheriff of Dorset. 

Richard, vicar of the church of NethrewoUop, to the sheriff of South- 
ampton. 

Robert de Sancto Nicholao, parson of the church of Estocker, to the 
sheriff of Dorset. 

MEMBRANE IdcL 

March 4. To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to restore to the prior 

Clarendon, of Montacute, an alien, all his lay fees, which the sheriff' took into the 

king's hands by virtue of his order to take into his hands all the lay fees 

of clerks, and to restore to the prior the goods and chattels found therein, 



25 EDWAED I. 1)7 



1297 2Leinhrane 19^/ — cont. 

as the king lately caused all his lands, goods and chattels to be restored 
to him by a writ of the exchequer, to be held during the king's will, 
rendering therefor a certain sum of money yearly to the exchequer in 
accordance with an ordinance made in the exchequer. 

The like for other aliens as follows to the sheriffs mentioned below: 
The said prior, to the sheriff' of Devon.-' 



j-The abbot of Forde, to the sheriff of Dorset. 

Philip de Vasto Prato, parson of the church of Westdcvelihs, to the 

sheriffs of Southampton and Somerset. 
Jordan de Insula, parson of the church of Wryngton, to the sheriffs 

of Devon and Southampton. By bill of Alan Plug[enctJ. 

The prior of Fakenhamdam to the sheriff of Norfolk. 

By the testimony of Robert de Tateshale. 
Master Bartholomew de Mere, parson of the church of Funtel Giffard. 
Master Eobert de Crast, parson of the churches of Bedeworth and 

Eilmerthorp, to the sheriffs of Warwick and Leicester. 

By the testimony of J. de Segrave. 
Henry, parson of the church of Wasinges, to the sheriff of Berks. 

By the testimony of John Lovel. 
Gerard de Wyspeyns, canon of the church of St. Chad, Lichfield, to 

the sheriff of Stafford. 
The said Gerard, parson of the church of Creystok, to the sheriff' of 

Cumberland. 
William de Estaniaco, archdeacon of Lincoln, to the sheriff of 

Lincoln. 
The said William, parson of the church of Grenestede, to the sheriff' 

of Surrey. 
The abbot of Torre, to the sheriff of Somerset and Devon. 

By the testimony of Gilbert de Knovill, sherifr of Devon. 
The abbot of Nyweham, to the sheriff of Cornwall and Devon, 
Robert Saleman, parson of the church of Yatebury, to the sheriff of 

Wilts. 
Robert de Berewyk, vicar of the church of Henton, to the sheriflf of 

Wilts. 
Richard de Hertrigge, parson of the church of Suthmorton, to the 

sheriff of Berks. By the testimony ot J. Lovel. 

William de Berewyk, parson of the church of Calvcdon Plarang', to 

the sheriff of Dorset. 
John de Sheffeld, sheriff of Norfolk. 
The abbess of Canonlegh, to the sheriffs of Dorset and Devon. 

By the testimony of G. de Knovill and [to?] the sheriffs of 
Suffolk and Essex. 
The prior of St. Nicholas, Exeter, to the sheriff of Devon. 



MEMBRANE 18d. 

Enrolment of letter from the king to B[oniface], the pope, dated at 
Shireburn, 28 March, requesting the pope's favour on behalf of Theobald 
de Barro, canon of Rheims, who has been elected bishop of Metz by part 

* The parchment is left blank for some sixteen inches after this entry. 

t The following list seems to be a continuation of that on the preceding Membrano. 

435X a 



98 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1^297 Membrane ISd — cent. 

'of the chapter of that church, the other part choosing Frederick 
{Fredelicm), bishop of Orleans, as the king is much bound to Theobald 
by reason of the affinity between the king and Theobald's brother Henry, 
count of Barre, the husband of the king's eldest daughter, and the count 
would derive great convenience and honour from the promotion of his 
brother. [Fmdcra; Prynne, Records, iii, ^?. 77L] 

Enrolment of letter from the king of the same date to G. bishop of 
Sabina, cardinal of the Roman church, requesting his intervention with 
the pope in this matter. 

The like to the following cardinals : 

Sir M. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Porticu. 

Sir P. cardinal deacon of St. Eustace. 

Sir M. bishop of Porto. 

Sir J. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Via Lata. 

Sir J. bishop of Winchester. 

Enrolment of letter from the king to Guy, count of Flanders and 
marquis of Namur, setting out that whereas Peter de Artikelunge Otony 
of Bayonne, master of the ship ^ Seint Fiere' of that town, lately passed by 
sea, after the alliance made between the king and the count, with his said 
ship laden with divers merchandise on a voyage to Gascony by the king's 
order, certain men of Spain with ships coming from Flanders attacked 
him, slew a great part of his men, and took and carried away by force the 
ship with the goods and merchandise within her, to the great damage of 
Peter and the king's other men to whom the goods and merchandise 
pertained, and contrary to the form of the truce that the king had 
previously granted at the count's request between the king and those 
of Spain, and contrary to the prohibition (defense) that the count himself 
had made to them in this behalf before they left his power, as the king 
understands. A.s the king is bound to save Peter from damage and to 
make amends to him and to others for what they have lost as is aforesaid, 
and as this deed was done contrary to the count's prohibition and to the 
truce aforesaid granted by the king at the count's prayer, the king 
specially prays the count for Peter and the others aforesaid to cause 
restitution and amends to be made to them from the goods of those of 
Spain which are arrested in his land, in the best manner that he can and 
as quickly as possible. The king prays him to do so much in this matter 
for his love that he may praise him and that the king's said men may hold 
themselves satisfied in reason with what the count shall do for them. 
The king has received such sufficient proof in this matter that he is 
satisfied as to it, and he would not have undertaken it if he had not held 
that the proof was so good, more especially as it concerns him in so 
much that he is bound to save them from damage. Dated at Forde, 
1 April. French. 

April 5. William le Puleter came before the king, on Friday after St. Ambrose 

Exeter. last, and sought to replevy the land of Thomas le Bakere and Maud, his 

wife, in Chippeham, which was taken into the king's hands for their 

default in the court of Edmund Gocelyn at Chippeham against Henry 

Payn and Isabel, his wife. This is signified to the bailiffs. 

April 18. The king requested Juliana de Wyleton to respite the demand upon 
Plympton. John de Mohun, who is staying in Gascony by his order, for a suit at her 
court at Gidesham for so long as he shall be in the king's service, and to 
jcelease to him any distraint thq,t she may have levied in this behalf. 



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99 



1297. 

March 18. 

Christchuroh 
Twineham. 



April 24. 
Plympton. 



April 27. 
Plympton. 



Membrane IScZ — cont. 

To Peter Malore and Henry de Gildeford. Although the king lately 
appointed them to hear the complaints that his people of West Wales and 
any one of them shall make against the bailiffs of the king and those of 
the barons and magnates in those t)arts, and also against the barons and 
magnates, and to determine such of them as they could, and to hear and 
examine the others that they were unable to determine, which were to be 
referred to the king in his next parliament, as contained in the king's 
letters patent to them ; the king nevertheless orders them, as he ordered 
them at another time, to hear complaints concerning the king's bailiffs, 
ministers, men and immediate tenants only by authority of the said 
letters, and not complaints concerning others, until otherwise ordered. 

William le Puleter came before the king on Saturday in Easter week 
last, and sought to replevy to Thomas le Bakero and Maud, his wife, their 
land in Chippeham, which was taken into the king's hands for their 
default in the court of Edmund Gacelyn at Chippeham against Henry 
Payn and Isabel, his wife. This is signified to Edmund's bailiffs. 

To the bailiffs of Aulton, Notification that Henry le Porter came before 
the king, on Wednesday the morrow of St. George the Martyr -last, and 
sought to replevy to Joan, late the wife of William de Moneye, her land 
in Aulton, which was taken into the king's hands for her default in the 
court of Aulton against Nicholas son of Nicholas atte MuUe. 

Master John Baret, parson of the church of Bysshoppestre, acknowledges 
that he owes to William de Hamelton, clerk, lOOs. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

To Stephen de Penecestre, warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who 
supplies his place. Whereas the king, by reason of certain arduous affairs 
touching him and all his subjects of his realm, ordered the barons and men 
of those ports to have all the service due from them to him of themselves 
and their ships before him at Wynchelse on the morrow of Midsummer 
next, ready and well found {miinitnm) to set out to such place as the king 
should then order, so that the said affairs should not be delayed for lack 
of their service, and he also requested and ordered them to have in like 
manner, in addition to their service aforesaid, all the other ships of those 
ports of the burthen of forty tuns of wine and upwards before the king at 
the said place, willing and granting that the coming of the said ships 
beyond their service should not be drawn into a precedent hereafter : the 
king orders the warden to go in person to all the ports aforesaid and 
to each member thereof, and to enjoin upon the barons and men 
thereof to have their said service and all the ships aforesaid before the 
king at the day and place aforesaid, to set out as above. The warden is 
enjoined to conduct himself so in the speedy execution of this order that 
the king may rightly commend his diligence and circumspection, and so 
that the king's affairs aforesaid may not be delayed in any way by his 
default. It is not the king's intention, and he does not wish it to be the 
warden's (yestre) intention, that any ship loaded by the king or by any 
merchants to go to Gascony shall not (sic) be arrested or in any way 
hindered from going to Gascony, but the owners of such ships shall be 
warned and specially charged on the king's behalf to cause their ships to 
come to the said day and place if they return in time ; if they do not 
return in time, the owners shall cause them to come thither as speedily 
aa possible. 

Jbe like to William de Leyburne, captain of the king's nja^iners, .. . 



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To John Boteturte, sub-captain of the mariners of Yarmouth and of 
certain other towns and places of the realm. Order to cause all bailiffs 
and men of the ports, towns, and places where there is any arrival of 
ships in his bailiwick, to "bause all their ships of the burthen aforesaid and 
upwards to come as above. 

Membrane lid, 

April 27. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to go in person, 
Plympton. immediately upon sight of this order, to each and every port, town, and 
other place where there is any arrival of ships in his bailiwick, and to 
enjoin the bailiff's and men thereof to have their ships as aforesaid before the 
king at the said day and place, with the clauses regarding the sheriff's 
conduct in executing this order and regarding ships loaded for Gascony 
as in the preceding order to the warden of the Cinque Ports. 
The like to the following : 

Eeginald de Grey, justice of Chester. 

John de Havering, justice of North Wales.* 

Walter de Pederton, supplying the place of Eobert Tybetot, justice 

in West Wales. 
The sheriffs of Cumberland, Northumberland, York, Lincoln, 
London, Cambridge and Huntingdon, Norfolk and Suffolk, Essex, 
Kent, Sussex, Southampton, Dorset and Somerset, Devon, Corn- 
wall, Gloucester, Hereford, Lancaster. 
To the barons and men of the port of Hastinges. Order to have all 
their service due to the king of themselves and their ships at Wynchelse 
on the aforesaid day, as above, so that the king's affairs aforefftaid shall not 
be delayed in their default. The king requests and orders them to send 
thither at that date, in addition to their service aforesaid, all other ships 
of that port oi the burthen of forty tons and upwards. He wills and 
grants that the coming of these ships beyond their service shall not be 
drawn into a precedent hereafter. 

The like to the barons and men of the following : 
Faversham. Hastinges. 

Sandwich, Eomenhale. 

Hethe. Dover. 

Wynchelse. La Eye. 

To the bailiffs and men of Yarmouth. Eequest and order to have all 
ships of that port of the burthen of forty tuns of wine and upwards before 
the king at Wynch[else] on the day aforesaid, as above. As the king 
considers these affairs as of the greatest and most arduous that he has 
had to deal with in any times past, they are enjoined not to omit in any 
way, as they love the honour and profit of the king and of themselves and 
of the whole realm, and as the king fully confides in them, to have all 
the aforesaid ships before him at the said day and place ; with clause as 
above that this shall not be drawn into a precedent. 
The like to the following : 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Portesmue. 

The bailiffs of Shorham. 

The bailiffs of Little Jernemue. 

The bailiffs of Dunwich. 

The bailiffs of Ipswich, 

The bailiffs of Shefholt. 

The bailiffs of Pevense, 



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The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The bailiffs of Harwich. 

The bailiffs of Oreford. 

The bailiffs of Goseford. 

The bailiffs of Maldon. 

The bailiff's of Great Jarncuiuth. 

The bailiff's of La Pole. 

The bailiffs of the Isle of Wight. 

The bailiffs of Ilardelawe. 

The baiUffs of Flynt. 

The bailiffs of Holmcoltran. 

The bailiffs of St. Bee's {Bega). 

The bailiffs of Wyrkyngton. 

The bailiff's of Ravenglas. 

The bailiffs of Falemiie. 

The bailiffs of Mount St. Michael, Cornwall. 

The bailiffs of Mousehole. 

The bailiffs of St. Crantock {Sancti Karantoci). 

The bailiff's of Oldestowe. 

The bailiffs of Clovelly (Cloveby), 

The bailiffs of Blakeneye. 

The bailiffs of Shippedenemere. 

The bailiffs of Welles and Holkeham. 

The bailiffs of Brunham. 

The bailiffs of Thornham. 

The bailiffs of Lenn. 

The bailiffs of Boston. 

The bailiffs of Salteneye. 

The bailiffs of Saltfleteby. 

The bailiffs of Weynflet. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Grymesby. 

The bailiffs of Kyngeston-on-Hull. 

The bailiffs of Eavensere. 

The bailiffs of Scardeburgh. 

The bailiffs of Bamburgh. 

The bailiffs of Tynemouth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

The bailiffs of Whyteby. 

The bailiffs of LancSi^ter. 

The bailiffs of Cokermue. 

The abbot and bailiffs of Furneys. 

The bailiffs of Kertmel. 

The bailiffs of Lyvrepol. 

The bailiffs of Fordesham. 

The bailiffs of the priory of St. Helen in the Isle of Wight. 

The bailiffs of Neuport in the Isle of Wight. 

The bailiffs of Towemuth. 

The bailiffs of Ilfardecombe. 

The bailiffs of Cumbemartyn. 

The bailiffs of Dunsterre. 

The bailiffs of Glamorgan. 

The bailiffs of Strugoyl. 

The bailiffs of Usk. 

The bailiffs of Goer. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lym. 

The bailiff's of Landstephan. 



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1297. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

The bailiffs of Talthan. 

The bailiffs of Haverford. 

The bailiffs of Penbrok. 

The bailiffs of Sencher. 

The bailiffs of Kameys. 

The bailiffs of Calgaran. 

The bailiffs of Kermerdyn. 

The bailiffs of Kardygan. 

The bailiffs of Angleseye. 

The bailiffs of Kothelan. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Chester. 

The bailiffs of Aberconeweye. 

The bailiffs of Lampader. 

The bailiffs of Sweyneseye. 

The bailiffs of Karnarvan. 

The bailiffs of Kedewelly. . 

The bailiffs of Muleford. 

The bailiffs of Lym. 

The bailiffs of Oterimouth. 

The bailiffs of Exemue, with the ports of Luleham, Kyen and 

Toppesham. 
The bailiffs of Sidemouth. 
The ba^iffs of Teygnemue. 

The baihffs of Dertemue, with the port of Tottonye. 
The bailiffs of Porlemue. 

The bailiffs of Yalmmue under Nywefcon Ferrers. 
The baihff's of Plymmue, with tjae port of Sutton. 
The bailiffs of the port of Lo. 
The bailiffs of Fawy. 
The bailiffs of Briggewauter. 
The bailiffs of Weymuth. 
The bailiffs of Hertelpol. 
The bailiffs of Seford. 
The bailiffs of Lemynton. 
The bailiffs of Hamele. 
The bailiffs of Tychefeld. 

May 1. To John de Foxleye. Order to cause to be restored to the abbot of 

Newton Middelton his wool and hides, which were lately carried by him to 
Ferrers. Shirbarn, in accordance with the proclamation- that the king by his writ 
caused the sheriff of Dorset to make, ordering all persons having wool or 
salted hides to prepare them for sale in due manner and then to cause 
them to be carried to Shirburn by the day of the Close of Easter last, 
and which were afterwards arrested there, by virtue of the king's writ to 
the sheriff and his baihffs of that county to cause such wool and hides to 
be arrested for his use, as the king wishes to show favour to the abbot, 
provided that he had the king's protection before the day aforesaid, and 
on condition that the abbot shall sell the wool and hides within the term 
contained in the said writ, after payment of the custom thereon to the 
king. If the wool and hides be not sold within the term aforesaid, they 
shall remain to the king at a reasonable price by indenture to be made 
between John and the sheriff, on the one part, and the abbot on tKe 
other. The king will provide in his next parliament at London for such 
terms of payment therefor as should satisfy the abbot. 



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103 



1297. 

May 4. 

Plynipton. 



May 8. 

Sutton. 



May 1. 

Newton 
Ferrers. 



21E2IBRANE 16t/. 

To Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster. Order and request to provide 
himself with horses and arms without delay, so that he shall be ready to 
come to the king and accompany him for the defence of the realm when- 
ever ordered, as the king will need him and others of his subjects of 
Ireland shortly by reason of the present war between him and the 
king of France. The king wishes him to know that he proposes to retain 
him by his side and not to send him anywhere from him, for which 
reason it seems to him that*the earl ought to bo more inclined and ready 
to come to him and to go with him in the service aforesaid. He is desired 
to give credence to John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, concerning this 
matter, as the king has sent his will in this matter to the justiciary to be 
communicated by him by word of mouth to the earl, who is desired to 
fulfil and execute what the justiciary shall tell him and to send the king 
his answer concerning the things thus to be communicated to him. 
[PnrL Writs.] 

The like to thirty others. [Ibid,] 

Thomas de Polmorva came before the king, on Saturday the morrow of 
the Invention of the Holy Cross, and sought to replevy his and his wife 
Joan's land in Pengelly, which was taken mto the king's hands for their 
default before the justices of the Bench against Thomas le Clerk of 
Penros. This is signified to the justices. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to adjourn all pleas before them 
concerning Hugh Bardolf, who is staying in Gascony in the king's 
service, from day to day until Michaelmas next, so that he may in the 
meantime appoint and send to England attorneys in all pleas moved for 
or against him in any courts in England, as Godfrey de Acre and William 
de Tudenham, whom he attorned in his place in such suits, are dead. 

To John de Foxleye. Order to restore to Ralph de Gorges, who was 
lately captured in Gascony in the king's service by the men of the king of 
France and who is now detained in the said king's prison, his wool and 
hides, which were lately carried to Bristol, in accordance with the pro- 
clamation that the king by his writ caused the sheriff of Somerset to 
make, ordering all persons having wool and salted hides to cause them 
to be prepared for sale in due manner and to be carried to Bristol by the 
day of the Close of Easter last, and which were afterwards arrested there 
by virtue of the king's writ to Robert de Middelton, his late clerk 
appointed for this purpose, now deceased, in whose place the king 
appointed the said John by writ of the exchequer, to cause such wool and 
hides to be arrested for his use by the sheriff and bailiffs of that county. 
He is also ordered to cause any other wool and hides belonging to 
Ralph in that county that has not yet been carried to Bristol and has 
been taken into the king's hands in consequence as forfeited, to be restored 
to Ralph and his attorneys for his use, in order that he may make his 
profit thereof, although he may have incurred forfeiture and the other 
pains contained in the said writ. It is provided that the wool and hides 
shall be sold within the term contained in the writ and shall be taken 
out of the realm, after payment of the custom thereon due to the king : 
otherwise they shall remain to the king by a reasonable price by an 
indenture to be made between John and the sheriff, on the one part, and 
Ralph's attorneys on the other. The king in his next parliament at 
London will provide such terms of payment therefor as should satisfy 
Ralph. 



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CALENDAE OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 

May 14. 

Lyme. 



May 1. 

Newton 



May 15. 
Loders. 

May 24. 
Portsmouth. 



Membrane 16d — cont. 

The like letters in favour of the prior of Wyttenham, of the Carthu- 
sian order, for his wool and hides carried to Bristol, for certain secret 
reasons, of the king's special grace, directed to William de Harden with- 
out the clause providing for the sale thereof within a certain time. 

To Lambert de Trykyngham. Like order in favour of the said Kalph 
de Gorges, in the same terms as the one above in his favour, for his wool 
and hides carried to Northampton in accordance with the proclamation 
made by the sheriff of Northampton and arrested for the king's use for 
certain reasons continued in a writ directed to Lambert. 

The like in Ralph's favour addressed to Henry Spigurnel for his wool 
and hides carried to Southampton. 

The like to Adam de Crokedayk for wool carried to Newcastle- on- Tyne 
for Isabel, late the wife of John de Vescy, who was in Brabant at the 
time of the proclamation with Margaret, duchess of Brabant, the king's 
daughter. 

The like in her favour to the following : 

John de Lythegr[eins], for her wool carried to York. 
Richard Oysel, for her wool in co. York carried to Kyngeston-on-HuU. 
Hervey de Staundon, for her wool in co. Kent carried to Sandwich. 
Hugh de Cave, for her w^ool in co. Lincoln carried to Boston. 
William Ha ward, for her wool carried to Lincoln. 
The like for the executors of the will of Edmund, the king's late 
brother, to the following : 

Richard Oysel, for wool in co. York carried to Kyngeston-on-HulL 
John de Lythegr[eins], for wool in co. York carried to York. 
Henry Spigurnel, for wool in co. Wilts carried to Southampton. 
Humphrey de Waledene, for wool in co. Stafford carried to Stafford. 

The like to John de Foxleye for Richard de Bosco, staying in Gascony 
in the king's service, for wool carried to Shirburn, co. Dorset. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. John de Penynton, 
merchant of Andevre, has shown the king that whereas he lately delivered 
eight sacks of wool to the keepers of the king's new custom at Southamp- 
ton by way of pledge for 4:71. Ss, 2d. to be paid to them at Whitsuntide 
next, for the custom due from him for the wool taken by him from the 
port of Southampton to Flanders, Simon de Grenhull, whom the king' 
lately appointed to arrest wool and hides in that county, took the said 
eight sacks for the king's use, as if they were then in the said merchant's 
hands, by reason of the king's order to him to take into the king's hands 
wool found in that county on the day of the Close of Easter. As it was 
not and is not the king's will that wool delivered there or elsewhere for 
the custom aforesaid shall be taken into his hands before the terms of 
payment have arrived, he orders the treasurer and barons to cause the 
eight sacks to be restored to the merchant, if they satisfy themselves that 
he thus delivered them for the custom, and that the term of payment has 
not yet arrived, upon payment of the custom. 

The like to the treasurer and barons for Thomas Selide, merchant of 
Andevre, for six sacks of wool delivered to the keepers as pledge at 
Southampton for 37/. 6s. 8d. 

The like to the same for John de Sherley, merchant of Southampton, 
for 20 sacks delivered to the keepers at Southampton for 50Z. 

The like to the same for James de Neubury, merchant of Winchester, 
for eight sacks at Winchester delivered for 20L 



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105 



1297. 
May 5. 

Plympton. 



May 4. 
Plympton. 



Membrane IQd — Schedule. 

To the sheriff of York. As it is not yet clear to the king when he will 
need his subjects of the realm by reason of the war between him and the 
king of France, and something might happen through the wiles of his 
enemies that might be full of damage and perilous to him and his subjects 
and all his realm, unless he and they be better and more speedily prepared ; 
the king, reflecting that this matter is so great and so touches in common 
all and singular of the realm that it cannot be deferred to any one 
in this matter, orders the sheriff*, immediately upon sight of these 
letters, to signify to all persons of his bailiwick who have 20Z. 
yearly of land and upwards, both those who hold of the king in 
chief and those who do not, that they shall provide themselves with 
horses and arms and shall prepare themselves without delay, so that they 
shall be ready to come to the king and to accompany his person for the 
defence of them and of the whole realm whenever ordered. The sheriff 
is enjoined to execute this order so circumspectly and speedily that the 
king ought to commend his circumspection, and so that none of the said 
men of his bailiwick shall remain without coming to the king as aforesaid 
for lack of summons. [Feeder a ; Pad. Writs.] 

The like to Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester, and to the sheriffs of 
thirty- six counties. [Ihid.] 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Forasmuch as the king expects 
(entendonis) to need shortly his good men for the war with the king of 
France, for which reason he prays and requests the earl of Ulster and 
John le fiz Thomas and his other good men of Ireland by his letters, which 
he sends to the justiciary for delivery to them, to provide themselves with- 
out delay with horses and arms, so that they shall be ready to come to 
the king in England, to set out with his person for the defence of the realm 
at such time as he shall order them, and to give credence to those things 
that the justiciary shall tell them concerning this matter on the king's 
behalf : the king orders the justiciary to cause the said letters to be 
delivered speedily to those to whom they are directed, and to employ all 
possible pains and diligence with them and with others of that land to 
obtain in good manner that they shall prepare themselves and come to the 
king as is aforesaid, so that the king may have from that land four 
hundred men on barded [covertz) horses at his order aforesaid. The 
justiciary shall make known to them that the king does not intend to 
send them from him in any way, but that they shall be with him, for 
which reason they ought to be the more inclined to come and go with him 
in the form aforesaid when they see that he is going in his own person. 
The justiciary is enjoined to apply all diligence that the day that is 
between the earl and John concerning the disputes between them shall 
be postponed as long as possible by the same surety on both sides, or better 
if he is able, in the same manner as at present. He shall take care that 
the men who shall come to the king shall be well mounted and attired, for 
the king has ordained to take so few from them in order that those who 
come to him shall be well attired and well mounted and that the land after 
their departure shall remain well guarded. The king orders the justiciary 
to stay there and not to depart thence in any way by reason of this order 
or for anything else, until he shall have special order from the king him- 
self. In addition the king orders him to certify him by the bearer of 
this letter of the number of the ships loaded in those parts with corn of 
the king's provision to go into Gascony, and at which places and where 
they are to discharge, and of the numbers of quarters of each kind of 
corn, and whether the ships have ail gone or only part of them. He 
shall certify the king by his letters and by the bearer hereof of his pro- 



106 



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1297. 



May 13. 

Honiton 

(Honyngton), 



May 12. 

Olist 

(Clyst 

Episcopi), 



May 12. 

Clist. 



Membrane 1 6d — Schedule — cant, 

ceedings in these matters as speedily as he can, and of the condition of the 
land of Ireland, and of all other things that he shall deem fit. The king 
sends him his open general letters to those to whom he does not write by 
name, so that the justiciary may the better and more speedily obtain that 
they shall come to the king and go with him, as above. French. [Pari, 
Writs.] 

To the same, and to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of 
Dublin. Order to cause all the ships that are now loaded with corn in 
Ireland by the king's order for despatch to Gascony and the corn ordained 
by the king to be sent thither from that country that is now ready for 
loading but has not yet been carried to the port, to be carried without 
delay to the ports and to cause the ships to be loaded therewith without 
delay, and to send each ship into Gascony when loaded as speedily as 
possible. They are not to provide any further corn or other victuals for 
Gascony without special order from the king, but they are ordered to 
cause money to be raised and collected from the corn and issues of that land 
and from other things whatsoever whence money can be derived, as shall 
seem best to them for the king's benefit, and to cause such money to be 
deposited in Dublin castle and safely guarded until the king shall send 
for it. This they are enjoined not to omit as they love the king's 
honour and profit and as the king trusts in them, certifying him in 
writing of their proceedings, together with the state of that land, by the 
bearer of these presents. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. At the 
request of Master Thomas Cantok, chancellor of Ireland, the king orders 
them to prefer John de Seleby, the bearer of the presents, in committing 
the office of the ushery of the exchequer, which is void by the death 
of Walter de Scaccario, if John be suitable for it. 

To John de Havering', justice of North Wales. Whereas the king 
appointed him by his letters patent to receive recognisances from prelates 
and other ecclesiastical persons in his bailiwick who wished to have the 
king's peace, according to the form then delivered to John by the king, . 
which letters endured until Easter last and no longer, and the king 
afterwards caused the power to receive such recognisances to be extended 
for three weeks following : the king orders the justice to receive the 
recognisances of all ecclesiastical persons of his bailiwick who he shall 
ascertain offered themselves to make such recognisances within the said 
three weeks. The king wills that the justice shall not receive until other- 
wise ordered any recognisances from other ecclesiastical persons who did 
not offer themselves within the said term. 

To Malcolm de Harl[eye], escheator this side Trent. Order to go in 
person to Exeter to the mill that the mayor and community of that city 
have newly erected over the course of the water in the suburbs of the 
city going to the mills of Hugh de Curtenaye, to the injury of the mills 
and the disinheritance of Hugh, w'hose inheritance is in the king's hands 
by reason of his minority, and if he find that the mill has been erected as 
is aforesaid, to cause to be demolished what he shall find to have been 
erected during the time of the wardship to the injury of the mills and the 
disinheritance of Hugh and to the king's prejudice, as the king is bound to 
render to heirs in his wardship when they come of age the lands of their 
inheritance as fully as they come to his hands by the death of their 
ancestors. 



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107 



1297. 
May 16. 

Dorchester. 



May 21. 

St. Denys, 



Membrane 16c? — Schedule — co7iL 

To Edmund de Mortuo Mari. The king has received divers complaints 
from the community of Welshmen of Melenith, Edmund's men and 
tenants, setting out that he grievously disquiets and molests them by 
imprisonment of their bodies and the taking and carrying away of their 
goods and chattels and by various ransoms, wilfully and without reason- 
able cause, contrary to justice and contrary to the law and custom of those 
parts, so that they are now so impoverished that they have little or nothing 
to live upon, as they assert ; and the king, compassionating their estate, 
has given them day before him in parliament at London in the octaves of 
Holy Trinity to show their complaints there before him and his council : 
he therefore orders Edmund to be present in person on that day to 
answer to the said Welshmen for the aforesaid grievances and other things 
that they will object against him, and to do and receive what the court 
shall consider in the premises. He is ordered not to aggrieve or molest 
them in any way in the meantime in their persons or goods by reason of 
the complaints aforesaid or for any other reasons. 

To Simon de Grenhull. Henry de Lym, merchant of Salisbury, has 
shown the king that whereas he lately delivered five sacks of wool to the 
keeper of the king's nev/ custom at Southampton, as a pledge for 
IIL 10s, OcL to be paid to them at Whitsuntide next, for custom due from 
him upon wool taken by him from the port of Southampton to Flanders, 
the said Simon took the said five sacks for the king's use as if they had 
been in the merchant's hands, by virtue of the king's order to him to 
take into the king's hands wool found in co. Southampton on the day of 
the close of Easter last. As it was not and is not the king's intention 
that wool thus delivered there or elsewhere within the realm for custom 
whereof the term of payment has not yet arrived shall be taken into bis 
hands before the terms, he orders Simon, if he satisfy himself that the 
merchant delivered the sacks to the keepers in form aforesaid and that 
the term of payment has not yet arrived, to cause the five sacks to be 
restored to the merchant upon payment of the custom, unless there be a 
reasonable cause why they ought not to be delivered to him, in which case 
he shall certify the king of the cause under his seal. 

Enrolment of letters patent (overtes) to Kalph Saunz Aver, knight, 
notifying that he did homage and fealty to his lord. Sir Henry de Percy, on 
Friday after St. Dunstan, 25 Edward, in God's House at Portsmouth, 
in the presence of Sir John de Langeton, the chancellor. Sir Hugh de 
Cressingham, treasurer of Scotland, and Sir William de Hamelton, for 
the manor of Bygenevre with appurtenances, co. Sussex, which Ealph 
claims to hold of him ; which homage and fealty Henry received from 
him, saving the right of others. Dated at Portsmouth, on the said day. 



Membrane l^d — Schedule ^ dorse. 

May 1. ^0 Harsculph de Cleseby. Order to restore to the prior of St. Mary's, 

Newton Carlisle, his wools and hides, which wQie lately carried by him to Carlisle, 
Ferrers. in accordance with proclamation that the king by his writ caused the 
sheriff of Cumberland to make, ordering all persons having wool or 
salted hides to prepare them for sale in due manner, and then to cause 
them to be carried to Carlisle by the day of the Close of Easter last, and 
which were afterwards arrested there by the sheriff and his bailiffs of that 
county by virtue of the king's writ to Harsculph to cause such wool and 
hides to be arrested for his use, as the king wishes to show favour to the 



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1 oQf7 Membrane IQd — Schedule, dorse — cont. 

prior, provided that he had the king's protection before the day aforesaid, 
and on condition that the prior shall sell the wool and hides within the term 
contained in the writ aforesaid, after payment of the custom thereon due 
to the king. If the wool and hides be not sold within the term aforesaid, 
they shall remain to the king at a reasonable price by indenture to be 
made between Harsculph and the sheriff, on the one part, and the abbot on 
the other. The king will provide in his next parliament at London for 
such terms of payment therefor as should satisfy the prior. 
The like to the following : 

Henry de Meynill for the bishop of Carlisle, for his wool in 

CO. Westmoreland carried to Appelby. 
Adam de Crokedayk for the said bishop, for his wool in co. Northum- 
berland carried to Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Hasculph de Cleseby for the abbot of Holmcoltran, for his wool in 

CO. Cumberland carried to Carlisle. 
The same for the said prior of Carlisle for his wool in the same county 

carried to Carlisle. 
The same for the bishop of Carlisle for his wool carried to Carlisle. 
John de Lythegr[eins] for Hugh de Walecote, parson of the church of 

Wendesle, for his wool carried to York. 
John de Foxele for the abbot of Shirburn, for his wool carried to 
Shirburn. 

May 15. John de Foxele for the prior of Frumpton, for his wool in co. Dorset 

Loders. carried to Shireburn. 

John de Kirkeby for Thomas de Shefeling of Sandwich, for his wool 
in CO. Norfolk carried to Yarmouth. 



Membrane Ud. 

May 24. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to certify the king on Sunday after 

Portsmouth, the octaves of St. John the Baptist next of the names of those of his 

bailiwick enjoined by him to be with the king at London on the said day 

with horses and arms, in execution of the king's late order (of 15 May, as 

at p. 112, beloiv). 

Vacated, because othenvise below. 
The like to Eeginald de Grey, justice of Chester, and to all the sheriffs 
of England. 

Vacated^ as above. 

To Eeginald de Grey, justice [of Chester]. Order to give credence to 
what John de Havering, justice of North Wales, and William de Cytons, 
constable of Aberconeweye castle, shall tell him on the king's behalf, as 
the king has enjoined upon them certain things that specially concern 
him concerning his passage to parts beyond sea to be communicated by 
them to Eeginald, who is enjoined to cause what they shall thus tell him 
to be done as they shall require, in such manner that he may merit 
the king's commendation for his faithfulness and diligence. 

The like to William de la Pole and John de Borham. 

May 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Thomas Shelvyng, 

Arundel. merchant of Sandwich, has shown the king that whereas he, lately 

delivered five sacks of wool to the keepers of the king's new custom at 

Yarmouth as pledge for the custom due upon other wool of his taken into 

Flanders, which was to be paid to the keepers at Whitsuntide next, John 



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109 



J 2 9 7 Membran e 15 d — con t . 

de Sancto Ivone, whom the king lately appointed to take wool and hides 
in CO. Norfolk into his hands, took the aforesaid five sacks into the king's 
hands by virtae of the king's order to him to take into his hands wool 
foimd within that county on the day of the Close of E.ister, as if the 
sacks were then in the hands of the said merchant. As it was not and is 
not the king's intention that wool thus delivered there or elsewhere 
within the realm for custom whereof the term of payment has not yet 
arrived shall be taken into his hands before the terms, he orders the 
treasurer and barons, if they satisfy themselves that the merchant delivered 
the five sacks to the keepers in form aforesaid and that the term of 
payment has not yet arrived, to cause the five sacks to be restored to the 
merchant upon payment of the custom. 

To the same. Whereas the king learns from certain barons and men 
of the Cinque Ports that Hervey de Stainton {sic), whom he lately 
appointed to take into his hands wool and hides in co. Kent, took into 
the king's hands, on Saturday the eve of the Close of Easter, their wool 
in the port of Sandwich that they had ready to be sent, in accordance 
with the form of the king's proclamation, to Flanders, contrary to the 
form of the king's order to him ; whereupon the king ordered Hervey 
to cause the said wool to be restored to the owners, on condition that they 
should cause it to be sent to parts beyond sea within the term contained 
in the said order, upon payment of the custom due to the king thereon ; 
and Hervey did not take steps to execute this order, in contempt of the 
Idng's order and to the loss of the barons and men. As the king does 
not wish that the barons should be injured, he orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause the said wool to be restored to those of the Cinque Ports 
to whom it belongs, if they satisfy themselves that it was found within 
the said port on the said day and was then taken into the king's hands 
by Hervey, on condition that the owners shall cause it to be carried to 
parts beyond sea before Holy Trinity next, upon payment of the custom 
thereon due to the king, and to send Hervey to the king without delay 
to answer to him why he did not obey the said order. 

To the same. • Order to cause Geoffrey de Geynvill, who is setting out 
with the king by his order for parts beyond sea, to have respite during 
the king's pleasure for all debts due to the exchequer. 

To the same. William de Whitsaund, burgess and merchant of 
Chichester, has shown the king that whereas he delivered nineteen sacks 
of wool to the keepers of the king's new custom at Southampton as a 
pledge for 61Z. 3.9. BJcZ. for the custom due upon wool taken by him from 
that port to Flanders, to be paid at Whitsuntide next, Simon de 
Grenhull, whom the king lately appointed to arrest wool and hides in that 
county, took the said nineteen sacks into the king's hands by virtue of 
the king's order to him to take into the king's hands wool found within 
that county on the day of the Close of Easter last, as if the sacks were 
then in the hands of the said merchant. As it was not and is not the 
king's intention that wool thus delivered there or elsewhere within the 
realm for custom whereof the term of payment has not yet arrived shall 
be taken into his hands before the terms, he orders the treasurer and 
barons, if they satisfy themselves that the merchant delivered the s^cks 
to the keepers in form aforesaid and that the term of payment has not 
yet arrived, to cause the sacks to be restored to the said merchant upon 
payment of the custom thereon to the keepers. 

May 24. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to certify the king on Sunday after 

Portsmouth, the octaves of St. Joh^ the Baptist next of the names of those of his 



May 28. 
Lewes. 



110 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 



May 28. 
Cranbrook. 



Membrane l^d — cont. 

bailiwick enjoined by him to be with the king at London on the said day 
with horses and arms, in execution of the king's late order (of 15 May, 
as at p, 112, below), [Farl. IFrits,] 

The like to Eeginald de Grey, justice of Chester, and to all the sheriffs 
of England. [Ibid,] 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a regard to be made in 
the forest of Shirewode before the coming of the justices, so that it be 
made before St. Peter ad Vincula next. 

[Oapitula,] 



May 13. 

Honiton. 



June 5, 
Gant-rbiiry. 



MEMBRANE lid, 

June 5. To Ealph the cofferer (coferario). Order to deliver to "William de 

Canterbury Poleham, Simon de Scotenye, John and Walter, brothers of the said Simon, 
Simon de Shodewelle, and Eobert de Bydendenn, their wool and hides, 
on condition that they cause them to be carried to parts beyond sea before 
Midsummer next, upon payment of the custom thereupon due to the 
king, as the king wishes to show them favour although the wool and 
hides are forfeited in accordance with the form of his proclamation. , 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to ' 
commit the office of the ushery of that exchequer, which is void by the 
death of Walter de Scaccario, who lately held it, to John de Seleby, the 
bearer of the presents, before others, provided that he be fit for the office. 

ByK. 

To Ealph the cofferer (cofrario). Order, made at the request of Edward, 
the king's son, to restore to the barons of the Cinque Ports their wool take'n 
into the king's hands at Sandwich by Hervey de Staunton [as in order at 
p. 109, above), if he satisfy himself that the wool was thus taken into the 
king's hands and is detained for no other reason, on condition that they 
shall cause it to be taken to parts beyond sea before Midsummer, after 
payment of the custom thereon, or if they do not, it shall remain to the 
king, as the treasurer and barons have done nothing in execution of the 
order (at p, 109) to restore the wool, as the king learns from the complaint 
of the said barons. 

June 4. To the sheriff of York. Whereas the late king granted to Edmund, 

Cancerbai-y. the present king's brother, and to Avelina, his wife, that they should 
have for ever a market on Wednesday in every week at their manor of 
Skipse, in that county, and a fair every year at their manor of Hedon, in 
the same county, on the eve, the day, and the morrow of St. Augustine 
in Autumn and for fiYe days following, and another fair every year at their 
manor of Pokelinton, in the same county, on the eve, the day, and the 
morrow of All Saints and for five days following, as contained in his 
charter, which manors are now in the king's hands; the king, willing 
that the market and fairs, together with another fair at the manor of 
Skipse yearly on the eve, the day, and the morrbw of All Saints, shall be 
held henceforth, orders the sheriff to cause the market and fairs to be 
publicly proclaimed and held. 

June 4. To Stephen de Penecestre, warden of the Cinque Ports. The barons 

Canterbury, and men of the port of Dover have intimated to the king that they 

suffered such damage by the burning of their houses, ships and goods in 

the assault lately made upon them in that port by aliens of the power 

of the king of France that they have no ships of their own by which they 



25 EDWARD I. Ill 



1297. 



Membrane 14r/ — cont. 



can do the service that they owe to the king in his present passage to the 
parts of Flanders, and they have prayed the king that they may hire 
ships to do the service from the fleet of ships that the king has ordered 
to come to Winchelse : the king orders the warden to permit them to hire 
ships from the said fleet for this purpose by the will of their owners. 

June 6. To G. bishop of Worcester. Order to restore to Master Peter Doucat 

Canterbuiy. \;)^q church of Aveninges, which the bishop took into the king's hands by 
virtue of the king's order to take into his hands the benefices of alien 
secular parsons, whether they be canons or rectors of churches or other- 
wise beneficed in the realm, of the power of the king of France and his 
adherents, because Peter is an alien, as the king wishes to show him 
favour for his long and good services to Eleanor, late queen of England, 
the king's mother, and afterwards to Mary, his daughter, a nun of 
Ambresbury. 

To Ealph the cofferer {cofrario). Order to cause to be delivered to John 
Rosse and Richard de Hikelyng, merchants of Seford, their wool that was 
taken into the king's hands at Sandwich by Henry (sic) de Staunton, who 
was lately appointed to take into the king's hands wool and hides in 
CO. Kent, if they ascertain that it was carried to that town by John and 
Richard before the Close of Easter, in accordance with the king's 
proclamation, if it was taken into the king's hands by reason of the 
proclamation, on condition that they shall cause it to be taken to parts 
beyond sea before Midsummer, after payment of the custom thereon due 
to the king. If they do not, the wool shall remain forfeited to the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
ordered them to hear the complaint of Thomas de Shelvyngg, merchant 
of Sandwich, and of his fellows of that town concerning their wool found 
at London and arrested by Ealph de Sandwyco, John de Insula, Henry 
Spigurnel, and John de Bauquell for the king's use, contrary to the form 
of the ordinance for arresting wool for the king's use, and to cause 
justice to be done to the said merchants ; and they afterwards wrote to 
the chancellor that although it was ordained in the first ordinance for 
arresting wool for the king's use that the wool of native merchants should 
not be arrested, nevertheless it was agreed and provided by Hugh le 
Despenser, John de Drokenesford, keeper of the king's wardrobe, and by 
others of the king's council sitting in the exchequer, because the sum of 
wool provided could not be obtained by the ordinance, that the wool of 
well to do {sujficienclum) and especially of wealthy native merchants 
should be arrested for the king's use, and that the wool of Thomas and 
his fellows was arrested by virtue of the later ordinance. As the king 
has heard nothing previously of any such ordinance, and knows nothing 
of it or of any other ordinance except that by which it was ordained that 
wool and hides that had not been carried within the time after the 
proclamation limited for this purpose should be forfeited to him, and as 
he does not wish to wrong the said merchants, he orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause the wool to be restored, if they ascertain that it was 
carried in accordance with the proclamation and if it was arrested solely 
by reason of the last ordinance, on condition that it be taken to parts 
beyond sea before Midsummer next, after payment of the custom thereon 
due to the king. If it be not thus taken, it shall remain wholly forfeited 
to the king. 

William de Beveresbrok came before the king, on Friday after SS. 
Marcellus and Peter, and sought to replevy to Roger Bide his land, ia 



112 



CALENDAE OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1297. 



June 9. 
Canterbury. 



June 13. 

Leeds. 



Membrane IM — cont. 

New Sarum, which was taken into the king's hands for this default 
before the justices of the Bench against Mabel, daughter of Gervase la 
Espicere. This is signified to the justices. 

To Ralph d9 Manton, the king's cofferer. Order to deliver to Peter de 
Geldeford, provost of the church of Wengham, and to John But of Nor- 
wich their wool that was lately arrested at Sandwich for the king's use by 
Hervey de Staunton, if he ascertain that it was carried in accordance with 
the king's proclamation for wool and hides, on condition that the wool be 
taken to parts beyond sea before Midsummer, upon payment of the 
custom thereon due to the king. If it be not thus taken, it shall remain 
forfeited to the king. 

To the sheriff of York. Although the wool of Henry de Bluntesdon, 
the king's chaplain, in the sheriff's bailiwick is forfeited to the king in 
accordance with the late proclamation concerning wool and hides because 
it was not carried within the time limited for this purpose, the king 
has pardoned him all other penalties incurred by him in this behalf, on 
condition that the wool remain entirely forfeited to the king : the king 
therefore orders the sheriff to cause Henry's goods and chattels, which 
were taken into the king's hands by reason of the trespass aforesaid, to 
be delivered to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 
delivered to John Bussh, Peter Bussh, William de Kancia, John de 
Dorking, Paul le Butyler, Walter le Folour, Jordan Box, William de 
Hakeneye, Geoffrey Davy, John Guinbard, and William Bussh, merchants 
of London, their wool, which was lately taken into the king's hands by 
Ralph de Sandwyco, John de Insula, and John de Bauquell, if they ascer- 
tain that it was carried to the city, on condition that it be taken to parts 
beyond sea before the octaves of St. John the Baptist, after payment of 
the custom thereon due to the king. If it be not so taken, it shall 
remain forfeited to the king. 



May 15, 

Loders, 



Membrane 14cd — Schedule, 

To the sheriff of York. Order to require and enjoin all and singular of 
his bailiwick having 201. yearly or more in land and rent to be with the 
king at London on Sunday after the octaves of St. John the Baptist next, 
with horses and arms befitting their estate, ready to cross with the king's 
person to parts beyond sea for the defence of the realm, the king having 
previously ordered the sheriff to warn them to provide themselves with 
horses and arms and to be in readiness to come to him. [Pari, Writs,] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

The like to Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to summon archbishops, bishops, abbots, 
priors, and other ecclesiastical persons and also widows and other women 
of his bailiwick who hold of the king in chief by knight service or by 
serjeanty or of wardships in his hands to have the service due from them 
at London on the aforesaid day. [Fmdera ; Pari, Writs ; Prynne, Becords, 
iii, p. 728.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid,] 

The like to Reginald de Grey. [Ibid,] 

To Edmund, earl of Cornwall. Order to be with the king at London 
on the said day with horsQS aud arms. [Ibid,] 



25 EDWAED I. 



IIB 



1297. 



May 17. 

Wareham. 



Membrane 14:d — Schedule — cont. 

The like to seven earls and one hundred and twenty- three others. 
[Pari. Writs,] ^ 

The like to A. bishop of Durham, with request that he will be at 
London as above with men provided with horses and arms in the most 
fitting and powerful manner that he can. [Ibid. ; Feeder a: Prynne.] 

To O. bishop of London. Order to have all the service due to the king 
from him at London on the said day. [Ibid,] 

The like to eleven bishops, and to J. bishop of Winchester or his vice- 
gerent and to W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield or his vicegerent, both 
the latter being in parts beyond sea. [Ibid.] 

To Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster. Order to be at London with 
horses and arms at the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula to hear and do what 
the king shall then cause to be told to him, to wit either to come to the 
king or to remain, as the king has summoned the men at arms of his 
realm to be with him at London on Sunday after the octaves of St. John 
the Baptist, and he considers that Richard cannot conveniently come to 
hfm by that day because he is in distant parts and because of the length of 
sea that he must cross. The king requests him to give credence to John 
Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, whom the king has ordered to explain his 
will in this matter to Richard by word of mouth, and that he will do the 
things that the justiciary shall require of him in the king's name, 
sending to the king by the justiciary his answers concerning the premises 
in writing. [Pari. Wnts.] 

The like to thirty others, \lbid,'] 



MEMBRANE Idd. 

June 18. Peter Corbet acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton, 

Westminster, archdeacon of York, 40s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Salop. 

Philip de Cleyton acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Clyderhowe, 

clerk, 1005. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 

in CO. Lancaster. 

June 20. Robert de Monte Alto acknowledges that he owes to John de Dokes- 

Westminster. wrth 60^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Norfolk. 

Hamo de Denton acknowledges that he owes to Robert son of William 

Burnel 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. Suffolk. 

William de Hereford le armerer of London acknowledges that he owes 
to Robert de Scardeburgh, clerk, 100s. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in cos. London and Hertford. 

Richard de Weylaund acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Herlowe 
of London lOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

A. de Crok[edayke] and W. Ing are appointed justices to take an assize 
of novel disseisin that Peter Peverel of Plekeneye arramed against Margery, 
late the wife of Hugh Peverel, and against others (aV) concerning a 
tenement in Plekeneye. 

[Cancelled.] 
4351 H 



114 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1297. 



June 26. 
Westminster. 



June 30. 
Westminster. 



June 2. 
Westminster. 

June 1. 
Westminster. 



July 3. 

Westminster. 



Membrane ISd — cont. 

R. de Ret[ford] and H. Spig[urnel] are appointed to take an assize of 
nt)vel»disseisin that William Breuell arramed against Robert le Venur 
and Alice, his wife, and John de Rugge concerning a tenement in Crey 
Paulini. 

[Cancelled,] 

The said R. and H. are appointed to take an assize of mort d'ancestor 
that Agnes Sharpe arramed against Ralph le Kyng and others concerning 
a messuage and three roods of land in Wrotham. 

[Caficelled.] 

The same are appointed to take an assize of novel disseisin that John 
son of John de Norton arramed against Reginald le Chapeleyn of Baldok 
and others concerning a tenement in Wyleyn. 

[Cancelled.] 

Henry de Gascrik of Barton and Robert Crispin of Barton acknowledge 
that they owe to Alan de Thornton 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Peter de Langeleye acknowledges thas he owes to Ralph de Hengham 
lOL ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 

Essex. 

These lands are assigned to Maud, late the wife of Ralph de Gorges, 
as her dower for a third of the lands that belonged to Ralph de Gorges, 
by the assent of Robert son of Payn and of the other executors of the will of 
Ralph, on the one part, and John Lovel, on the other, in place of Maud ; 
the manor of Bradepol, with appurtenances and with the rent issuing 
from the land of Kentecumb ; the manor of Ludeton, co. Dorset, with 
appurtenances and with the advowson of the church ; and also for [her] 
action to demand her dower against all persons enfeoffed by Ralph of 
any tenements. 

Memorandum, that this assignment was made at Westminster, on 
27 June, by the assent of the said executors and of John Lovel, Maud's 
attorney. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Alexander de Ledes, who cannot attend to the duties 
of the office because he is executing the office of sheriff in the county of 
Dumbreton in Scotland by the king's order. 

Thomas de Holcroft acknowledges that he owes to William de la 
Doune, clerk, 129 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

John de Nevill, knight, lord of Waleden Regis, acknowledges that he 
owes to John de Hert [of] Dokesworth 63L ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said John de Dokesworth, 

William Darel, parson of the church of Broddeswrth, acknowledges 
that he owes to Hugh de Jernemuth' 20.9. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Henry de Maulle acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Occle 5 marks 
6s. Sd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Northampton. 

To the keeper of the land of Morganne {sic). Order to cause the men 
of Meyskyn of Glynrothony to have respite during the king's pleasure for 



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115 



1297. 



July 5. 
Westminster. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 



July 11. 
Westminster. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 



July 11. 
Westminster. 



June 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane ISd — cont, 

the 60 marks that are in arrear of the 500 marks by which they made fine 
with Joan, countess of Gloucester, the king's daughter, for pardon of 
their trespasses and for having again their laws and old customs. 

Robert de Berley acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton, 
archdeacon of York, 80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

The abbot of Seleby acknowledges, for himself and his successors, that 
he owes to Richard de Bernak of Treton 80 marks; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Peter Basset, John de Netherwyk, and Richard de Hoggeswell 
acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Scardeburgh 7 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

William de Northho acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Cornubia, cl^rk, 10s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Sussex. 

Roger de Huntingfeld acknowledges that he owes to Ralph le Butiller, 
clerk, 20L ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in COS. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Gilbert de Brunolvesheved acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Goldington and Alexander de Keldelyth lOL ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Westmoreland. 

To the taxors and collectors of the eleventh in co. Hertford. Order to 
supersede the levying and collecting from the goods of the prioress of 
Chesterhunte by reason of the eleventh lately granted to the king by the 
laity of the realm, and to cause her to be acquitted thereof, as the king 
has pardoned her the eleventh in compassion for her poverty. 

By pet. of C. 

Like letters in her favour for the twelfth in the same county. 

Roger de Carum acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Shirwode 
6 marks lOs. 0^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has granted to William son of Warin, who is staying in Scotland by 
his order, respite for all debts due to the exchequer, and that he shall not 
be distrained for the debts of others while he is thus in the king's service 
or until the king shall otherwise order, and order to cause him to have 
such respite in the meantime, and not to distrain him for the king's 
debts and for the debts of others. 

The like in his favour to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of 
Dublin. 

The sheriffs of London and Wilts are ordered by divers writs not to 
distrain him, as above. 

Assignment of dower to Agnes, late the wife of William de Aspervile, 
tenant in chief, made by Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent, 
by the king's writ. There is assigned to her a third of all the lands 
whereof William was seised in Aylesbyr[y] in his demesne as of fee, which 
third is extended at 14s. dd, 

Thomas de Bekering acknowledges that he owes to William de Holecote, 
clerk, 205. ; to be levied, in defai^lt of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Huntingdon. 



116 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1297. 



July 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane Idd — cont. 

Memorandum, that on 9 June, in the chapel of the archbishop of York's 
house near Westminster, Blanche, Queen of Navarre, late the wife of 
Edmund, the king's brother, made oath of fealty to the king for the lands 
that she holds in dower and that she will not marry without the king's 
licence. 

The prior of Carlisle acknowledges, for himself and his successors, that 
he owes to Robert de Scardeburgh, clerk, 47 marks Qs, Sd. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Cumberland. 

John de Hastinges acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton 
and Henry de Dunolmia, executors of the will of Hugh de Kendale, 40 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
COS. Middlesex and Warwick. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Gilbert de Brunolvesheved acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Hamelton, clerk, 52L ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Westmoreland. 



MembBANE 12d. 

July 13. To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his 

Westminster, place, and to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. 
Notification that the king has granted to Geoffrey de Geynvill, who is 
going with the king by his order to parts beyond sea, respite during the 
king's pleasure for all debts due to the exchequer, and that he has 
granted to him that he shall not be distrained by the king or his 
ministers for the debts of any others for so long as he is in the service 
aforesaid, and order to cause him to have such respite and not to distrain 
him in the meantime for the debts of the king or of others. By K. 

Roger de Riville of Scardingwelle acknowledges that he owes to John 
le Heyward 60 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

July 16. To the sheriff of York. Alice, late the wife of Walter Heyrun, has 

Westminster, shewn the king that whereas Walter, by the assent and will of William 
Heyrun, his father, deceased, tenant in chief, assigned to her in dower at 
the church door of Alverstane when he espoused her a third of all the lands 
that belonged to his father, which are in the king's hands by reason of 
William's death and of the minority of his heir, and she has besought the 
king to cause the said third to be delivered to her. The king, wishing to 
be more fully certified concerning the form, manner and cause of this 
assignment and of all the circumstances and that what is just herein 
shall be done for Alice, orders the sheriff to cause to come before the king 
in the octaves of Michaelmas wherever the king may then be in England 
Walter de Tylneye, John de Hasting, Nicholas de Hasting, Walter 
d'Engleterre, and Simon de Bedingfeld, who were present at the celebra- 
tion of the espousals of Walter and Alice at the door of the said 
church, as Alice asserts, and such other men of the neighbourhood of 
Alverstane by whom the truth of the matter of the assignment may 
be best known and inquired, and to warn William de Felton, whiO 
has the wardship of the lands by the king's commission, to be there 
at the said day, which the king has prefixed to Alice, to show cause 
on behalf of the heir why the king ought not to deliver to Alice the 
said third part as her dower, if it was assigned to her, 



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117 



1297. 



July 17. 

Westminster. 



July 15. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 12d — cont. 

To A. de Crok[edayke], W. Inge, and Malcolm de Harleye. Whereas 
John de Tresel, by reason of certain disputes that have arisen between 
him and the king's men of the manor of Chauerleye (sic) concerning the 
boundaries between John's land in his manor of Tresel, co. Stafford, and 
the king's land in his said manor, co. Salop, on the heath of La Eugge, 
which boundaries form the division between the two counties, has besought 
the king to cause a perambulation between the two counties to be made 
upon the heath : the king has appointed them to make the perambulation 
there, and orders them to go thither in person at a certain day to be pro- 
vided by them, and to cause the perambulation to be made by twelve 
knights from each of the counties of Worcester, Warwick, Salop, and 
Stafford, provided that it be made by the ancient metes. 

To the sheriff' of Stafford. As the king wills that the perambulation 
that he lately caused to be made between the land of John de Tresel in 
his manor of Tresel, co. Stafford, and the king's land in the manor of 
Claverle, co. Salop, a transcript whereof the king sends to the sheriff under 
his half seal {sub pede sigilli), which he has caused to be enrolled in 
chancery, shall be held and observed, he orders the sheriff to cause it to 
be held and observed in form aforesaid. 

Enrolment of the said perambulation made by the king's writ before 
Adam de Crok[edayke], W. Inge, and Malcolm de Harleye, justices 
appointed for this purpose, on Sunday after Michaelmas, in the twenty 
third year of the reign of king Edward, by William de Stafford, William 
de Mere, Robert de Bromlegh, Richard de Kaverswall, Henry de Kerssewall, 
Robert de Kyntelegh, Ralph Basset, Hugh de Weston, Henry de Morf, 
Thomas de Lutteleye, Roger de Symerton, and Geoffrey de Greselegh, 
of CO. Stafford, Ralph Spryngehose, Robert Corbet, Walter de Hoptun, 
William de Huggeford, Ralph de Sandeford, Peter de Eyton, Richard de 
Leython, William de Ercaluwe, Ralph de Arras, Ivo de Clynton, William 
Randolf, and Fremund de Erdynton, of co. Salop, and Nicholas de 
Oddyngescheles, Henry de Eglaston, William de Bracebrugge, Thomas de 
Wolneye, John de Somervill, Peter de Wolwardynton, Gerard de Camvill, 
Robert de Val, Richard de Folwode, John Bodard, Robert de Gynges- 
ford, and John de Otteleye, of co. Warwick, and Robert de Bracy, 
Henry le Waleys, William le Power, William Fokeram, Adam de 
Elmbrugge, Thomas de Stone, John de Kent, Thomas de Hetheye, 
Stephen de Bosco, Walter de Wytelynge, Richard Oliver, and John de la 
Berewe, of co. Worcester, jurors, who say that the boundary between the 
counties of Stafford and Salop and between the land of John de Tresel in 
his manor of Tresel, co. Stafford, and the king's land in the manor of 
Claverleye, co. Salop, begins at Bekwyneburnesse, extending over the 
summit of Rugge to Wytemereswey, and from Wytemereswey to Puttes, 
and from Puttes to the way leading from Aston to Seydonwey upon La 
Rugge, and from Seydonwey le Condos to the foot of Aquardescatel and 
from Aquardescatel to the corner by the high way of Shipelefeldes, and 
from the corner of Shipelefeldes by the high way leading to Wolverhampton 
as far as Wyteweyesmere. In witness whereof the seals of four knights 
of each of the said counties and the seals of Adam, William, and Malcolm 
are appended to the present perambulation. 

To John de Havering', justice of North Wales. The king has received 
a petition from Juliana, late the wife of Simon de Faveresham of Dublin, 
setting out that whereas Simon took a great part of the treasure of the 
fifteenth of Ireland pertaining to the king in a ship of his to a place called 
St. Helen's Bay {la baye Sanete Elene) in Angleseye, and the ship was 
wrecked there on All Saints' Day, in the twenty-third year of the king's 



118 CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 



Membrane 12d — cont, 

reign, by tempest (per maris intemjperiem)^ in which ship Simon was 
drowned with his three, sons, the said treasure with the tackle of the ship 
and the other goods and chattels that belonged to Bimon, to the value of 
60 marks, came to the hands of divers men of those parts. As the king 
wishes to recover his treasure as far as possible and to help Juliana as to 
the recovery of Simon's goods aforesaid, he orders the justice to cause 
inquisition to be made as to whose hands the treasure and goods came to, 
and to cause Juliana to have of the said goods according to what he shall 
find by the inquisition. 

The abbot of Gerewedon acknowledges, for himself and his successors, 
that he owes to William de Hamelton 140^. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Leicester and Nottingham. 

The said abbot acknowledges that he owes to William 2QL ; to be levied, 
m default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the aforesaid counties. 

John de Beref ord, parson of the church of Hothcote, acknowledges that 
he owes to Ralph de Plumpton 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Master Adam Fraunceys acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Hamelton, clerk, 117i^. 15s. 8(?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of' 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to respite the demand made upon Henry 
de Grey for so long as he shall be in the king's service in Gascony for 
a man to make presentments in the sheriff's county [court] or his 
manor of Stok. 

• John de Sutton acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton, 

clerk, 101, ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 

in CO. Essex. 

June 17. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a regard to be made in the 

Westminster, forest of Kynefar' before the coming of the justices of the forest, so that 
it shall be made before the quinzaine of Michaelmas next. 

\Capitula.'] 

July 25. Matthew son of John acknowledges that he owes to Eleanor, late the 
Westminster, wife of Hugh de Curtenay, 112s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. . 

Thomas de Shepleye acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamel- 

ton, clerk, 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. York. 

Eichard de Sancto Walerico, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Foxle 100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Berks. 



July 23. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE lid, 

John, baron of Creystok, acknowledges that he owes to StepheA de 
Pagula 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Northumberland. *''*By transcript. 



Written in a very small hand. 



25 EDWAED I. 



119 



1297. 

July 29. 

Westminster. 



July 30. 

St. Paul's, 

London . 

Aug. 8. 
Combwell. 

[t July 30.] 

[St. Paul's.] 



July 24. 
Westminster. 



July 30. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 1 1 d — cont 

Thomas de Notyngham, parson of the church of Portelaunde, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Robert de Cliderhou, clerk, 100s. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Dorset. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to permit Edmund, earl of Cornwall, to 
use and enjoy the liberties that Richard, late king of Almain, his father, 
heretofore used in the sheriff's bailiwick. 

^ The like to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer until the king 
shall otherwise order. 

Master Richard de Gloucestria, parson of the church of Chepinge 
Norton, acknowledges that he owes to Master William de Chirington 
6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Nicholas de Cheyny, keeper of the islands of Gereseye and Gerneseye. 
The king remembers that at another time — ^when it was shown before 
him by Thomas de Sandwyco, who had been sent by him to the islands to 
enquire concerning trespasses of bailiff's, that when he began to enquire 
against Master William de Sancto Remigio, then bailiff of the island of 
Gerneseye, after many petitions had been delivered against him, many of 
the islanders wishing to deliver others, which were not, however, 
delivered, and when Thomas had condemned William in many sums of 
money to certain of the complainants, William ffed to the immunity of 
the church and remained therein until he abjured the islands, for which 
reason Thomas took his tenements and also his moveable goods into the 
king's hands — he ordered, because it seemed to him unfitting that the 
amends should be withdrawn from the complainants by reason of William's 
absence or abjuration, those who supplied the place of Otto de Grandisono 
in the islands to cause the complainants to be satisfied for the sums of 
money in which William was condemned by Thomas from the goods and 
chattels of William and of Otto, if William's were insufficient, since Otto 
was bound to answer for William, whom he had appointed his bailiff, 
provided that William, if he returned into the islands, should answer to 
each of the complainants and should stand to law according to the law 
and custom of the islands. But, as the king learns from the complaint of 
many persons, the said order was not put into execution, he, wishing to 
be certified by the keeper of the cause why this was not done, and also as 
to what goods William had at that time and to whose hands they came 
and in whose hands they now are, and what their value was and is, and 
if they are sufficient to satisfy the said amends, orders the keeper to cause 
inquisition to be made concerning these things and to certify him of what 
h6 shall find thereby. 

To the keepers of the new custom at Yarmouth. Whereas the king 
has ordered the sheriffs of Cambridge and Huntingdon, Norfolk and 
Suffolk to cause all wool bought by them and others associated with them 
within those counties for the king's use to be carried without delay to the 
port of Yarmouth, to be there delivered to the keepers aforesaid, the king 
orders the keepers to receive the wool by indenture, and to cause ships to 
be hired (frectari) to carry it to Flanders and to cause such ships to carry 
the wool thither without delay, in accordance with the form of the 
ordinance made by the king and his council in this matter, which the 
sheriffs and those associated will show to them. 



* Added in the margin. 

f * Teste ut suprat^ referring to the date of the preceding order to the sheriff of York. 



120 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 



Membrane 1 1 d — con t. 



The like to the keepers of the new customs in the following ports : 

London, for wool within cos. Oxford, Berks, Buckingham and Bed- 
ford, Essex and Hertford, and Surrey carried to London. 

Southampton, for wool within cos. Wilts and Southampton, Somerset 
and Dorset, Gloucester and Worcester, carried to Southampton. 

Boston, for wool within cos. Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, North- 
ampton, Eutland, Warwick, and Leicester, to be taken to Brabant. 

Kyngeston-on-HuU, for wool in cos. York, bought by John Sampson, 
knight, Thomas de Weston, Richard Oysel, William de Leyre, and 
William de Wolchirchhagh, carried to that port. 



July 28. 
St. Paul's, 



Aug. 5. 
Sevenoaks. 



July 31. 

St. PauPs, 
Iiondon, 



Membrane Qd. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until 
the king's return from parts beyond sea the demand made upon the prior 
and convent of St. Bartholomew's, London, for 6L 7s, 1 1^. for the issues 
of the priory during the last voidance, as the king wishes to show them 
favour out of reverence for St. Bartholomew, in whose honour the priory 
is founded. 

To the abbot of Ford. Order to restore to the abbot of Bynedon his 
goods and chattels, which the king lately ordered to be delivered to the 
abbot of Ford by the sheriff of Dorset upon his finding security to 
render them to the king at his will in case he ought to have them, so 
that the abbot of Ford should ordain and dispose thereof, and should find 
the prior and convent of Bynedon their necessaries as should seem fit to 
his discretion and according to the duty of his order, as the abbot of 
Bynedon has been lawfully acquitted of the trespass for which his goods 
and chattels were taken into the king's hands before H. de Enefeld and 
J. de Bosco, the king's justices appointed for this. 

** By examined transcript. 

John, earl of Athole (Atheles), acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Bardelby, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Scotland. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
lately granted to Richard son of John, when he went in his service to 
Gascony, that in case he died there in the king's service, the king would 
look to {caper emus nos ad) Richard's heirs for all debts in which he was 
bound to the king at the said exchequer or elsewhere, both for the debts 
of his ancestors and for his own debts, so that the heirs should be 
charged with the debts at the exchequer, and so that the executors of 
Richard's will should have free administration of his goods and chattels 
for the execution of his will, as appears by the rolls of chancery ; and 
Richard has now died, as the king learns : the king orders them to charge 
the heirs with the debts due from Richard at his death, and to permit his 
executors to have free administration of his goods and chattels. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to protect, maintain and defend all 
and singular the clergy in their bailiwick and their men, lands, rents, 
things and all possessions henceforth, notwithstanding that some^of them 
may not have the king's protection, as the king wishes to protect them 
from undue annoyance or trouble, although some of them had not his 



* Written in a very small .hand. 



25 EDWARD I. 121 



1297. 



Membrane del — cont. 



protection in time past, at the request of R. archbishop of Canterbury 
and the bishops and prelates of the realm. [Foedera. Prynne, Records j 
iii, p. 721.] 



July 30. To the bailiffs and men of the prior of St Helen's in the Isle of Wight. 

Westminster. Whereas the king learns that the ships that he caused to be sent from 
the port of Plymmuth and from certain other places of the realm to 
Gascony with corn and other things have now returned safely into the 
realm with salt, which ships be needs, like other ships of ports in his 
realm, for his passage to Flanders, he orders them to enjoin the masters 
and owners • of the said ships of their town and to admonish them 
efficaciously that they, under pain of forfeiture of their ships, cause their 
ships to be discharged without delay, so that [they may come] with their 
ships to the port of Wynchelse to set out thence in the king's service, as 
shall be then enjoined upon them on his behalf. The bailiffs and men 
are warned not to neglect this in any way as they would wish to avoid 
the king's wrath. 

The like to the following : 

The bailiffs of Little Yarmouth. 
The bailiffs of Donewich. 
The, bailiff's of Gippewich. 
The bailiffs of Shetholt. 
The bailiffs of Bristol. 
The bailiffs of Oreford. 
The bailiffs of Goseford. 
The bailiffs of Maldon. 
The bailiffs of Maldon. 
The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 
The baihffs of La Pole. 
The bailiffs of the Isle of Wight. 
The bailiffs of Hardelawe. 
The bailiffs of Flynt. 
The bailiffs of Holmcoltram. 
The bailiffs of Plympton, with the port of Sutton. 
The bailiffs of St. Bee's {Sancta Bega), 
The bailiffs of Wyrkyngton. 
The bailiffs of Ravenglas. 
The bailiffs of Falemue. 

The bailiffs of Mount Saint Michael in Cornwall. 
The bailiffs of St. Crantock (Sancti Karantoci), 
The bailiffs of Blakeneye. 
The bailiff's of Welle and Holkeham. 
The bailiffs of Thornham. 
The bailiffs of Lenn'. 
The bailiffs of Boston. 
The bailiffs of Salteneye. 
The bailiffs of Salfleteby. 
The bailiffs of Weynflet. 
The bailiffs of Briggewauter. 
The bailiffs of Weymuth. 
The bailiffs of Hertelpole. 
The bailiffs of Grimmesby. 
The bailiffs of Kyngestoa-on-HuU. 
, Thp bailiffs of Ravensere. 
The bailiffs of Scardeburgh. 
The bailiffs of Bamburgh, 



122 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1297. 



Membrane 9d — cofit 



The bailiffs of Tynemuth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

The bailiffs of Whiteby. 

The bailiffs of Lancaster. 

The bailiffs of Cokermue. 

The abbot and bailiffs of Furneys. 

The bailiffs of Kertmel. 

The bailiffs of Lyvrepol. 

The bailiff's of Fordesham. 

The bailiffs of Neuport in the Isle of Wight. 

The bailiffs of Lomynton. 

The bailiffs of Hameleye. 

The bailiffs of Dunsterre. 

The bailiffs of Glamorgan. 

The bailiffs of Strugoyl. 

The bailiffs of Usk. 

The bailiffs of Goer. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lyn. 

The bailiffs of Landstephen. 

The bailiffs of Talthan. 

The bailiffs of Haverford. 

The bailiffs of Penbrok. 

The bailiffs of Sencher. 

The bailiffs of Karnes. 

The bailiffs of Talgaran. 

The bailiffs of Kermerdyn. 

The bailiffs of Kardygan. 

The bailiffs of Angleseye. 

The bailiffs of Tychefeld. 

The bailiffs of Southampton. 

The bailiffs of Kothelan. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Chester. 

The bailiffs of Aberconewey. 

The bailiffs of Lampader. 

The b£tiliffs of Swyneseye. 

The bailiffs of Karnarvan. 

The bailiffs of Kedewelly. 

The bailiffs of Muleford. 

The bailiffs of Lym. 

The bailiffs of Otrymuth. 

The bailiffs of Exemue, with the ports of Litleham, Kyen, and 

Coppesham (sic). 
The bailiffs of Sydemuth. 
The bailiffs of Teygnemue. 

The bailiffs of Dertemue, with the port of Totenye. 
The bailiffs of Portesmuth. 

Aug. 5. To the abbot and convent of St. Edmunds. Request that they will 

Tunbridge. receive into their house William de Ponte, the king's Serjeant, who has 

long and faithfully served the king and whom he has caused to be sent 

to them, and that they will find him for life his necessaries in food and 

clothing, according to the requirements of his estate. 

To Henry de Percy and Robert de Clifford. Order to deliver to John 
de Craystock his lands, if they were taken into the king's hands because 
he did not come to them in accordance with their order on the king's 
behalf, as the king learns from the testimony of A. bishop of Durham, 



25 EDWAED I. 



123 



1297. 



Aug. 11. 
Udimore. 



Aug. 12. 
Udimore. 



Aug. 15. 
Udimore. 



Aug. 19. 

Winohelsea. 



Membrane dd — cont, 

that John was in the king's service in Scotland in the bishop's company 
at the time when Henry and Robert ordered him on the king's behalf to 
come to them with other men of cos. Westmoreland, Cumberland, and 
Lancaster, in order to set out for Scotland. 

To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to cause the ordinance upon 
certain matters concerning the king and his realm and the peace and 
tranquillity of the people thereof made by the king and his council, which 
he sends to the sheriff under his seal, to be publicly and distinctly read 
and expounded in each city, borough, and market town in his bailiwick 
in the presence of the people, who shall be specially convoked for the 
purpose. He is to permit any one to have a transcript thereof who 
wishes, retaining the original in his own hands. He is enjoined not to 
neglect this in any way as he loves the king and his honour, and as he 
would wish to avoid the king's wrath and the penalty that he may incur 
if he do not do this. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England and to the keeper and sheriffs of 
London, and to Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. 

To the abbot and convent of Abbotesbury. The king remembers that 
he requested them at another time to admit into their house Henry 
Lumbard, who has long and faithfully served the king, and to find him 
for life his necessaries in food and clothing, according to the requirements 
of his estate, whom they have admitted, as the king learns, for which he 
thanks them specially. As they have withdrawn from the said John {sic), 
as he says, certain of the necessaries that they had granted to him, the 
king requests them to find Henry the aforesaid necessaries for life in the 
same manner in which they previously found them, in consideration of 
which the king will feel himself more specially bound to further their 
affairs. 

Robert son of William Burn el of Acton Burnel acknowledges that he 
owes to Matthew Giffard 12 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in cos. Somerset and Southampton. 

To the prior and convent of Ely. Request that they will admit into 
their house Ranulph Scot, who has long and faithfully served the king 
and who can no longer do so by reason of his infirmity of body, and that 
they will find him necessaries according to the requirements of his estate 
at least until the king's return from parts beyond sea. By K. 

The like in favour of William le Pesshuner of Oxford to the prior and 
convent of St. Frideswide's, Oxford. 

The like in favour of John Mannyng to the abbot and convent of 
St. Augustine's, Canterbury. 

Alan Plukenet acknowledges that he owes to John de Drokenesford, 
clerk, 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos, Somerset and Dorset and Southampton. 

Memorandum, that Robert de Uffinton, whom John appointed by his letters 
patent his receiver of all his issues, rents, and debts in England, came into 
chancery and acknowledged that he had received the said 40Z. for John's use. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. As Gilbert de Knovill, 
sheriff of Devon, is going with the king in his service to jiarts beyond 
sea, so that he cannot be present before them in person on the morrow of 
Michaelmas next, in order to make his proffer and to render his account 
for the time that he held the office of sheriff, the king orders them to 
admit in Gilbert's place for these purposes him or them whom Gilbert 
shall depute by his letters patent. By K. 



124 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 
Aug. 19. 
Winchelsea. 



Membrane ^d — cont, 

John de Grimsted, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Drokenesford, clerk, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in cos. Southampton and Wilts. 

John de Northwode, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to Ermen- 
trude [Ernutrude) de Saukevill 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels. — The chancellor received the acknowledgement. 

Memorandum, that Ermentriide afterwards sent to the chancellor a letter, 
which is sewed to this recognisance,^'^ by ivhich she acknowledged that she had 
been satisfied for this sum. And Roger de Bosco, ivhom she appointed in her 
place by her letters patent to acknoivledge 7'eceipt, acknowledged m chancery 
that John had paid the said money. And William de Hamelton, supplying 
the place of the chancellor, on 80 April, in the twenty -seventh year, ordered 
this memorandum to be enrolled. 



Aug. 16. 
Udimore, 



Aug. 7. 
Combwell. 



Aug. 19. 
Winchelsea. 



Membrane Sd, 

To the justices of Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, in eyre at Crosfergus. 
Order to respite until All Saints next all pleas before them touching 
William son of W^arin, excepting pleas of dower unde nichil habet, and of 
Quare impedit, and assizes of novel disseisin and of last presentation, as 
the king wishes to provide for his indemnity because he is staying by his 
order in his service in Scotland. 

To R. archbishop of Canterbury. Request for his prayers on behalf 
of the king, who is going to parts beyond sea to defend his friends and 
confederates against the attacks of the king of France, who has deceived 
him concerning his land of Gascony and has refused to assent to a treaty 
of peace lately commenced by the bishops of Alba and Palestrina 
by the pope's authority, to which the king had assented, and that he 
will cause prayers for the king to be offered up in his cathedral and in all 
other churches subject to his jurisdiction. \Fmd&ra,'\ 

To the same. Prohibition, under pain of forfeiture of all that he holds 
of the king, from promulgating any sentence of excommunication against 
the king's ministers, clerk or lay, who are employed in taking into the 
king's hands corn and other goods of ecclesiastical and other persons of 
the realm, which the king has been compelled to do for the defence of 
his realm and inheritance and for the protection of the English Church 
and the persons aforesaid, for which he promises to make suitable satis- 
faction, as the king understands that the archbishop intends to pronounce 
such sentence against the king's ministers thus engaged. [Fcedei^a ; 
Prynne, Records, iii, p. 688.] 

The like to all the bishops of England. [Ibid.] 

Enrolment of deed of John, earl of Athole (Athele), Alexander de 
Meygners, and John de Inchemartyn, whereby they mainpern that Sir 
Laurence de Strobolgy, Sir William Olyfard, Sir Henry de Inchemartyn, 
Sir William de Morreve, Sir Edmund de Ramysheye, Sir John de Cam- 
burnon. Sir William de la Haye, Sir Walter de Berkeleye, knights, 
Simon de Hiskendy, John de Irland, John de Strabolgy, Robert de 
Mountour, William Bron, David de Cambernon, Gregory Makenherd, 
Walter Dalith, Thomas Dalith, Nicholas Dirlowenan, Malis de Loggy, 
Walter de Burchergax, Robert de Inchethor, John Buterwan, Michael 

* It IS not now attached to the roll, but the needle-holes of the thread by which it 
was attached are evident. 



1297. 



25 EDWARD I. 125 



Membrane Sd — cont. 



Lescot, and Andrew de Strugartenay, yeoman {yalletz)^ will be faithful to 
the king of England, and that they will come to him in the realm of 
France or elsewhere as quickly as they can without delay, and that they 
will loyally aid him in his army, or elsewhere in his army or wherever he 
may send them. Dated at Wynchelse, on Thursday the day of the octaves 
of the Virgin, 25 Edward [FiuleraJ] 

Memorandum., that these letters patents were afterwards delivered to 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer for custody there, \lhid.] 

Aug. 20. To Donus de Podio. Whereas the king has granted that the manor of 

Winchelsea. Wyssenden, which Donus holds for life of the demise of John Wak,' shall 
remain to John and Joan, his wife, after the death of Donus, as contained 
in the king's letters patent, he orders Donus to answer to them as lords 
of the manor in fealties and other services that pertain to the king by 
reason of the said manor- 

The like to Henry de Bluntesdon, chaplain, for the manor of Colnerquincy , 
which he holds for life. 

John de Home acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of Battle 10 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Surrey. 

Robert de Deping, parson of the church of Eston, diocese of Carlisle, 
acknowledges that he owes to the king 12 marks Is, ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Cumberland. 

Memorandum,, that this recognisance was made for John Wake for the 
fee of a charter, as William de la Doune, then keeper of the Hanaper, 
acknowledged. 

Roger Russel and William Russel acknowledge that they owe to John 
de Somerset 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Chester. 

Robert son of William Burnel acknowledges that he owes to Matthew 
Giffard 4 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. 

The said Robert acknowledges that he owes to Martin Payn 40^. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the said 
county. 

To John de North wode. Whereas the king has enjoined upon Edward, 

his son, supplying his place in England, certain of his affairs specially 

touching him and his realm, concerning which he wills that Edward shall 
have speech and treaty with John, he orders the latter to be at Rochester 
with horses and arms on Sunday the feast of the Nativity of St. Mary the 
Virgin next at the latest, there to talk and treat of the said affairs with 
Edward and his council, and to do what shall then be enjoined upon him 
by the council. [Pari. Writs.'] 

The like to one hundred and sixty-nine other knights. \lhid,'\ 



MEMBRANE Id. 

Memorandum, that the king, on 30 July, granted that John, earl of 
Athole (Atheles), shall be delivered from prison by the mainprise of Hugh 
de Mortuo Mari, lord of Richard's Castle, co, Salop, John ap Adam, of 
CO. Somerset, Guncelin de Badelesmere, of co. Kent, John Peyvre, of 
CO. Bedford, John de Hasteng, of co. Stafford, Walter de Bello Campo, 



126 CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS 



Membrane' Id — cont. 



the younger, of co. Warwick, who have mainperned him before Walter de 
Bello Campo, steward of the king's household, in the following form : 
that the said earl shall go with the king to parts beyond sea, and shall 
serve him well and faithfully against the king of France and any other 
enemies, and that he shall cause his eldest son to come and shall deliver 
him as hostage in his place, and shall make to the king such security as 
the king shall ordain in this behalf. The king grants that after the earl 
have delivered his son as hostage and have made security as is aforesaid, 
the said mainpernors shall be discharged from their mainprise. And the 
earl further granted, for himself and heirs, before the said steward and in 
the presence of A. bishop of Durham, W. bishop of Ely, and H. elect of 
York, Hugh le Despenser, and Keginald de Grey, that he will faithfully 
observe all the articles aforesaid, and that if hereafter he shall fraudulently 
or maliciously conduct himself in any of the articles or shall be otherwise 
convicted of unfaithfulness, all the lands that he holds in England and in 
Scotland, or may hereafter hold, shall be forfeited to the king and his 
heirs for ever. The earl shall nevertheless make to the king his letters 
patent for the .observation of these articles. [Feeder a.^ 

In the same manner Richard Syward was delivered from prison, who 
was mainperned in form aforesaid by A. bishop of Durham, Eeginald de 
Grey, John Tregoz, Bogo de Knovill, John Buteturte, and Guncelin de 
Badelesmere. And Richard promised to cross the sea with the king and 
to serve him faithfully, and to deliver his son John as hostage, and to do 
all and singular the other things in the same form as the earl has 
promised. [Ihid,'] 

In the same manner John Comyn, son of Sir John Comyn, lord of 
Badenak, was delivered from prison, who was mainprised in form 
aforesaid by the bishop of Durham, Sir John Comyn, his father, and 
Aymer de Valencia. And the said John promised to give his son as 
hostage, and to do all and singular the other things in the same form as 
the earl has promised. \lhid,'\ 

Also Alexander Comyn, brother of John Comyn of Badenagh, Godfrey 
de Ros, David de Graham, brother of Patrick de Graham, John de 
Glenurhard, Hugh de Erth, David de Graham, son of Patrick de Graham, 
and Robert Comyn, brother of John Comyn of Badenach, who were 
mainperned by John, earl of Athole, John Comyn of Badenagh, John de 
Inchemartyn, John le Botiller, John Comyn of Badenagh, the younger, 
and Ralph de E singe to go with the king to parts beyond sea, and to 
serve him faithfully against the king of France and any other enemies ; 
otherwise the protections granted to them shall be null and their persons 
and goods shall be forfeited to the king. [IhidJ\ 

Also John de Graunte, Laurence de Aunegose, Alexander Corbet, Ralph 
de Graunte, Brice Tailleur, Alan de Lasceles, Herbert de Morham, 
Alexander son of Glay, William the farrier {Mar esc alius), and William de 
Ros, who were mainperned by John Comyn of Badenagh, the elder, and 
David de Graham to go with the king to parts beyond sea,, etc., as in the 
preceding. [Ibid.] 

Memorandum, that, on 9 August, at Brede, John Comyn of Kilbride, 
whom the king caused to be delivered from prison, took oath upon the 
gospels that he will cross the sea with the king and faithfully serve him 
against the king of France and any other enemies, under pain of forfeiture 
of his body and goods, as is more fully contained in his letters sealed with 
his seal that he gave concerning this. And nevertheless he shall find 
sufficient mainprise for this before the king leaves the realm. [Ibid,] 

In like manner John de Meneteth, brother of the earl of Meneteth, took 
oath and gave letters and promised to find mainprise, [Ibid,] 



25 EDWAED I. 



127 



1297. 



Aug. 28. 
Tunbridge. 



Sept. 3. 

St. Paul's, 
London. 
Aug. 27. 



Membrane 7d — cont, 

John de Inchemartyn, delivered from prison by the mainprise of the 
earl of Athole, is going into Scotland upon the earl's affairs by the king's 
licence, and he swore upon the gospels to be faithful to the king in all 
things, and that after the expedition of these affairs he will set out for the 
king wherever he may be as quickly as he can. Done in the presence of 
the king's chancellor, Hugh le Despenser, Roger le Brabazun, and Peter 
Malore, at Odymere, 17 August, in the 25th year. [Ibid.] 

Edmund de Hastinges of co. Suffolk, mainperned John de Dromman 
of Scotland, imprisoned in the castle of Wysebech, that he will go to the 
king as quickly as he can in parts beyond sea, and that he will serve him 
faithfully against the king of France and against others of the king's 
enemies, and the constable of the castle was ordered to liberate him. 
[Ibid.] 

Memorandimiy that on Thursday, 22 August, the king crossed into 
Flanders. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas 
de Baioicis (sic) to have respite during the king's will for all debts due to 
the exchequer, as the king has granted him such respite because he has 
sent two yeomen with two barded horses in the king's service to parts 
beyond sea. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

By K. before his crossing, on the information of Thomas de 
Berkeleye. 
The like to the sheriff of Somerset. 

To Ralph de Mahermer. Whereas the king before his passage to parts 
beyond sea enjoined upon Edward, his son, supplying his place in 
England, certain affairs specially touching him and his realm, concerning 
which he wills that Edward shall have speech and treaty with Ralph, he 
order the latter to be with horses and arms at Rochester on Sunday the 
Nativity of St. Mary next at the latest, to speak and treat there with 
Edward and his council concerning the said affairs, and to do what shall 
then be enjoined upon him by them on the king's behalf. [Pari, 
Writs.] 

The like to fifty-five others in cos. Sussex, Suffolk, Kent, Essex and 
Hertford, and Buckingham. [Ibid.] 

To Henry le Tyeys. Like order to be with Edward wherever he may 
be in England on Wednesday after St. Giles next. [Ibid.] 

The like to John de Segrave, Robert son of Roger, John Lovel. [Ibid.] 

The like to Robert Brus for the morrow of the Nativity of St. Mary, 
Witness: Edward, the king's son. [Ihid.] 

To the abbot and convent of Malmesbyr[y] . Request that ■ they will 
admit into their house Robert le Despenser, the king's serjeant, who has 
long and faithfully served him, and that they will find him for life neces- 
saries in food and clothing according to the requirements of his estate. 
Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

The like to the abbot and convent of St. Albans for John le Bhind. 



Sept. 4. 

St. Paulas, 

London* 



MEMBEANE M. 

John de Weylaund, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Bermyngham 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Suffolk. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

Cancelled, 



128 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1297. 



Sept. 5. 

St. Paul's 

London. 



Sept. 9. 

jSt. Paul's, 

London. 



Sept. 9.. 

St. s Paul's, 
London. 



Mewhrane 6d — €07tt, 

John de Causwode acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Dureme, 
the spurrier (le spuriere), 40s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. {sic) London. 

Memorandum, that a certain inquisition oidiem clausit extremumconceTmng 
the lands of Laurence Pycot of Radeclive and a certain inquisition for the 
executors of the will of Robert de Chaucumbe remain at the exchequer. 

To all and singular the knights who are about to assemble at Rochester 
on Sunday the morrow of the Nativity by the king's order. Whereas 
the king sends to them Gocelin de Badlesmere and John de Cobeham to 
expound to them certain affairs concerning the coming of the knights 
thither and their coming to Edward, the king's son, supplying his place 
in England, at London, and the stay of some of them for the custody of 
the sea in those parts, as enjoined upon Gocelin and John by Edward and 
his council on the king's behalf ; the king orders them to give credence to 
Gocelin and John in the premises and to do what they shall enjoin upon 
them in this behalf. Witness: Edward, the king's son. [VarL Writs.] 

To R. bishop of London. Whereas the , king wills that Edward, his 
son, supplying his place in England, shall have speech and treaty with the 
bishop concerning certain arduous and urgent affairs touching the king 
and the bishop and the whole realm, he orders the bishops to be present 
in person at London on the morrow of Michaelmas next to treat with 
Edward and others of the king's council who will be there of the said 
affairs and to give his counsel. [Ibid.] 

The like to twenty-six others. [Ibid.] 

To Richard son of Alan, earl of Arundel. Whereas the king before his 
passage to parts beyond sea enjoined upon Edward, his son, supplying 
his place in England, certain affiairs touching him and his realm, con- 
cerning which he wills that his son shall have speech and treaty with the 
earl ; the king orders the earl to be with horses and arms with the king's 
son on Sunday before Michaelmas wherever he shall be in England, to 
speak and treat with the king's son and his council concerning the said 
affairs, and to do what shall then be enjoined upon him by Edward and 
his council on the king's behalf. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 
[Pari Writs.] 

The like to fifteen others, who were asked to come to Rochester with 
the exception of five of them, whose writs were restored. [Ibid.] 

The like to thirty-four others, without specification of place. [Tbid.] 

John de Pokelington acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Brugge 
20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Ireland. 

To R. archbishop of Canterbury. Whereas the king wills that Edward, 
his son, supplying his place in England, shall have speech and treaty 
with the archbishop concerning certain arduous and pressing affairs 
touching the king and the Archbishop and all his realm ; the king orders 
the archbishop to be present with IJdward at London on the morrow of 
Michaelmas, to treat and give his counsel with him and others of the 
king's council who will be there present. Witness : Edward, the king's 
son. [Pari. Writs.] 

The like to five bishops, S. elect of Salisbury, seventeen abbots, four 
priors, the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, the 
master of the military order of the Temple in England, eight others, and 
Roger le Bigod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, and Humphrey 
de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex. [Ibid.] 



25 EDWARD I. 129 



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1297. 

Sept. 15. To the sheriff of York. Whereas the king has granted, in consideration 
St. Paul's, of the grant of an eighth of the goods of the laity for the urgent necessity 
London. q£ ^j^^^ realm against the French, that he will confirm and cause to be 
firmly observed the great charter of the liberties of England and the 
charter of the liberties of the Forest, and that he will grant by letters 
patent that the levy of the eighth shall not be drawn to their prejudice, 
servitude, disinheritance, use or custom hereafter : he orders the sheriff 
to cause two knights of that shire to be elected and to be sent with full 
power to Edward, the king's son, supplying the king's place in England, 
so that they shall be at London with him in the octaves of Michaelmas 
next to receive charters concerning the confirmation of the charters and 
the king's letters concerning the grant of the eighth on behalf of the 
community of that county, and to do and receive further what shall be 
there ordained by the king's son and his council. Witness : Edward, the 
king's son. [Ibid,] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

Simon de Floggeres of Flaunden came before the king, on Monday 
after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and sought to replevy to Alice de 
Pelham her land in Flaunden, which was taken into the king's hands for 
her default before the justices of the Bench against Juliana Blaunchet- 
cote. This is signified to the justices. 

Sept. 16. To the sheriff of Northampton. Whereas the king understands that 
St. Paul's certain men, forgetful of their fealty and envying the peace and tran- 
quillity of the realm, propose to come shortly to the town of Northamp- 
ton and there to hold assemblies, whereby the peace and tranquillity of the 
realm may possibly be disturbed, unless such acts of malice be speedily 
checked : the king, wishing to provide for the safety of his castle and town 
of Northampton and of the adjoining parts, especially while he is in 
remote parts, orders the sheriff to take with him William Botevylein 
without delay, and to go in person to that town, and to keep the castle 
safely, and to enjoin the bailiffs, burgesses and men of the town to cause 
the town to be similarly well guarded, so that damage or danger shall not 
arise to the king, the castle or the town aforesaid, and in no wise to 
permit that such assemblies shall be made by any person or persons there 
or elsewhere in his bailiwick. He is enjoined to conduct himself so 
prudently, vigorously and circumspectly in executing this order that the 
king ought to regard him as rightly commended, and so that the king's 
peace shall be there firmly and inviolably observed. Witness: Edward, 
the king's son. [Fcedera^^; Ryley, Placita^ p. 474.] 

To the sheriff of Buckingham and Bedford. Order not to permit such 
assemblies to be made anywhere within the said counties, and to keep the 
counties so safely that the king's peace may be preserved in them. [Ryley, 
Placita, p. 474.] 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Whereas the king understands that 

certain men, forgetful of their fealty and envying the peace and tran- 
quillity of the realm, propose to come shortly to the town of Northampton 
and there i,o hold assemblies, whereby the peace and tranquillity of the 
realm may possibly be disturbed, unless such acts of malice be speedily 
checked : the king, wishing to provide for the safety of his castle and 
town of Northampton and of the adjoining parts, especially while he is in 
remote parts, orders the sheriff to take with him William Botevyleyn 

* Given under the date of 7 September, an error arising from reading " xvj" as "vij." 
4351 I 



CALENDAR DP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1297. 



Membrane 6f? — cont. 



without delay, and to go in person to that towil, and to keep the castle 
safely, and to enjoin the bailiffs, burgesses and men of the town on the 

king's behalf [Incow.jdete.] 

Vacated, because othenvise above, 

Sept. 17. To William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick. Although the king 
St, Paul's, lately ordered him to come to the parliament that will be at London on 
London. the morrow of Michaelmas next to Edward, the king's son, supplying 
his place in England, the king now, because he understands that 
William's condition {status) is improved by the grace of God, orders him 
to come to his son at London upon sight of these letters, to remain with 
him, according to what the king remembers he ordered the earl under 
his privy seal. The earl shall ordain that his horses and arms shall follow 
him within the octaves of Michaelmas as he shall see fit. Witness : 
Edward, the king's son. [Pari. Writs,] 



MEMBRANE 6d. 

K. de Ret [ford] and H. Spig[urnel] are appointed to take an assize of 
novel disseisin arramed by John son of John de Pottenham against 
Pinus Bernardyn and others (aV) concerning a tenement in Pottenham. 

They are also appointed to take an assize of mort dancestor arramed by 
Hamo son of Hamo de Gatton against John de Gat ton concerning two 
messuages, 30 acres of land, 48 acres of pasture, 2 acres of wood, and 
2s. did. yearly of rent in Northcreye. 

They are also appointed to take an assize of novel disseisin arramed by 
Alice, late the wife of Geoffrey le Charner of St. Neots against the prior 
of St. Neots and others concerning a tenement in the town of St. Neots. 

They are also appointed to take an assize of novel disseisin arramed by 
Eleanor, daughter of Bartholomew de Thornton, against John, abbot 
of St. Albans, and others concerning a tenement in Great Everesdon. 

They are also appointed to take an assize of novel disseisin arramed by 
Hugh son of Henry de Flixton and Edith, his wife, against Ralph Dubel 
of Bungeye and others concerning a tenement in Ersham. 

Cancelled, because [they are] on the dorse of the Patent [Roll], 



R. de Ret[ford], A. de Crok[edayk] and W. Ing are appointed to take 
an. assize of novel disseisin arramed by Alina, daughter of William le 
Poer, before the said A. and W. against Walter de Berton, parson of the 
church of Bredon, and John de Bredon, clerk, concerning a tenement in 
Ekynton Poer, provided that if R. happen to be present at a day and 
place to be provided for this purpose by A. and W. they shall admit him 
as a fellow ; if not, A. and W. shall proceed to take the assize without 
awaiting his presence, and orders in accordance are given to R. and to 
A. and W. respectively. 

[Cancelled, as above.] 

A. de Crok[edayk] and W. Ing are appointed to take an assize of novel 
disseisin arramed by Margaret, daughter of Geoffrey le Prestesneve of 
Northburgh, against Peter Mite of Northburgh and others concerning a 
tenement in Northburgh. 

They are also appointed to take an assize of novel disseisin arramed by 
Avicia, daughter of Geoffrey le Prestesneve of Northburgh, against Peter 
Mite of Northburgh and others gonqerning a tenement in Northburgh, 



25 EDWAED I. 131 



1297. 



Membrane 5d — cojit. 



They are also appointed to take an assize of novel disseisin arramed 
by William son of Walter de Knyghton against Master Eobert de 
Sottewell, parson of the church of Garthorp, concerning a tenement in 
Knyghton. 

[Cancelled f as above.] 

Ealph de Sandwyco and John le Bretun are appointed to deliver the 
king's gaol at Westminster on this occasion. 

[Cancelled, as above,] 

Peter Vallore and Roger de Hegham are appointed to take an assize of 
novel disseisin arramed by Walter Jurdan and Nicholas, his brother, 
against Agnes, late the wife of John Hykun, and William, her son, and 
Henry le Provost of Molesford concerning a tenement in Cheleseye. 

[Cancelled, as above,] 

Sept. 16. To the mayor, men, and community of the town of Bristol. When 
St. Pauls, the king revolves in his mind how some persons in times past withdrew 
London. themselves from the late king and from him, and what evils arose thence 
to the realm and its inhabitants, he, wishing to be made more cautious 
from the perils of the past, since certain persons of the realm separating 
themselves from him make assemblies and conventicles, whereby things 
worse than the preceding may arise unless the imminent dangers be 
checked, orders the mayor, men, and community to cause their town to 
be so kept that no person or persons shall be able to make such assemblies 
and conventicles therein, and so that no danger may arise to the king, 
them, or the town by any spies (insidiatores), enemies or contrariants. 
This they are charged to neglect in no wise as they love the king's and 
their honour, and as they would avoid danger to themselves and the 
whole realm. Witness : Edward, the king's son. [Ryley, Placita, 
p. 473.] 

The like to the mayors, men, and communities of the following 
towns : 

Staunford. Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Gloucester. Carlisle. 

Winchester. York. 

Exeter. Chichester. 

Hereford. Lynn. 

Oxford. Norwich. 

Lincoln. Bury St. Edmunds. 

Shrewsbury. 
To the constable of Bristol castle. Like order to cause the castle to be 
safely guarded. [Ibid.] 

The like to the constables of the following castles : 

Norwich. Shrewsbury, 

Montgomery. Newcastle-bn-Tyne. 

Gloucester. Tykhill. 

Devyses. St. Briavells. 

Winchester. Carlisle. 

Exeter. Skypton-in-Craven. 

Corff. York. 

Shireburn. Odyham. 

Porchester. Foderingeye. 

Ledes. Hertford. 

Hereford. Pevenes [eye] . 

Oxford. Brigges. 

Lincoln. Orford, 



132 CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. Membrane 6d — cont. 

To John de Havering', justice of North Wales. Like order to cause all 
castles and enclosed towns in his bailiwick to be provisioned {muniri) and 
safely guarded. 

The like to Walter de Pederton, supplying the place of the justice of 
West Wales. 

To John Giffard. Although the king lately ordered him to come to the 
parliament at London on the morrow of Michaelmas to Edward, the king's 
son, supplying his place in England, he now for certain reasons orders 
him to ordain so in the meantime that his horses and arms shall be with 
him at London in the octaves of Michaelmas at the latest. [Pari. Wi-its,] 

The like to Edmund, earl of Cornwall, Robert de Tateshale, and Fulk 
son of Warin. [Ibid.] 

To John son of Reginald. Whereas the king before his passage to 
parts beyond sea enjoined upon Edward, his son, supplying his place in 
England, certain affairs specially touching him and his realm, concerning 
which he wills that Edward shall have speech and treaty with John : he 
orders John to be with horses and arms with his said son at London in 
the octaves of Michaelmas next, there to speak and treat with Edward and 
his council concerning these affairs, and to do what shall then be enjoined 
upon him by Edward and the king's council. [Pari. Writs.] 

The like to twenty- eight others, of whom Richard de Aumundvill and 
Maud de Mortuo Mari are ordered to send some of their men. [Ibid.] 

Sept. 24, To Robert de Clifford. Whereas the king, by reason of certain 
St. Paul's, rumours that have come to his ears concerning the state of his 
London. i^nd of Scotland, has ordered John de Warenna, earl of Surrey and 
Sussex, not to leave that land in any way until its state be assured ; the 
king orders Robert to go in person to the earl with all speed with horses 
and arms and all his power, to stay with him in those parts for the saving 
and securing thereof. Witness : Edward, the king's son. [Parl.Writs.] 

The like to Brian son of Alan. [Ibid.] 

To Jordan Folyot. Although the king lately ordered him to be at 
London with horses and arms with Edward, the king's son, supplying his 
place in England, in the octaves of Michaelmas next, as the king has now 
ordered the earl of Surrey and Sussex not to leave Scotland {as above) ; 
he orders Jordan to go to the earl with horses and arms and all his power 
without delay, to remain there {as above). [Ibid.] 

The like to thirteen others. [Ibid.] 

To John Byron, sheriff of York. Although the king lately appointed 
him to choose and retain in the king's service and in that of Edward, his 
son, supplying his place in England, knights and yeomen of that county 
at the king's wages, according to his discretion, so that those thus chosen 
and retained should be at London with horses and arms in the octaves of 
Michaelmas to do what should then be enjoined upon them by Edward 
and the king's council, the king now has ordered the earl of Surrey and 
Sussex not to leave the land of Scotland (as in preceding orders) ; he 
orders the sheriff to enjoin those whom he has thus chosen and retained 
and others of that county to hasten to the earl at the king's order with 
horses and arms, to remain in Scotland for the securing of those parts 
and to repress the malice of the king's Scotch rebels and enemies. 
[Ibid.] 

Membrane u. 

Sept. 28, Andrew le Clerk of Hibaldestowe came before the king, on Friday 
St. Paul's before Michaelmas, and sought to replevy the land of himself and Maud, 
London, 



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1297. 



Oct. 3. 

St. Paul's, 
London. 



Oct. 8. 

St. Paul's, 
London. 



Membrane M — cont. 

his wife, in Skirebek and in the town of Boston, which was taken into the 
king's hands for their default before the justices of the Bench against 
Walter Short and Juetta, his wife, and Eleanor, her sister. This is 
signified to the justices. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

To John de Harington, sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, and Walter 
Touk. Order to enjoin on the king's behalf all those knights and yeomen 
of those counties whom they have chosen and retained for the king's 
service by his order (as in preceding order to John Byron) and others of 
those counties to go in person to Brian son of Alan, to whom the king 
has committed the realm of Scotland, without delay with horses and 
arms and all their power, and that they shall aid him in repressing the 
malice of the king's Scotch rebels as often as necessary and whenever 
they shall be summoned by Brian. [Pari, Writs,] 

Eobert Ales acknowledges that he owes to Gerard de Staundon 201. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Middlesex. — The chancellor ordered [the enrolment]. 

Eobert de Veer, earl of Oxford, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 
Sancto Mauro, knight, 60 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. — The chancellor received the 
acknowledgment. 

Robert de Brenchesle came before the king, on Tuesday after St. 
Faith, and sought to replevy his land in Brenchesle, which was taken 
into the king s hands for his default before the justices of the Bench 
against the king. This is signified to the justices. Witness : Edward, 
the king's son. 

In like manner Felicia de Crevequer came before the king, on the 
same Tuesday, and sought to replevy her land in Brenchesle, which was 
taken into the king's hands for her default before the said justices against 
the king. This is signified to the justices. 

Hugh Purtal of Corke Teny, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de la Dune, clerk, 12Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Ireland. 

William Folejaumbe of Gratton acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Hamelton, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Derby. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

Memorandum, that William acknowledged his recognisance in the 
absence of the keeper of the rolls. 

John de Clavering, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Hamelton and his fellows, executors of the will of R. late bishop of Bath 
and Wells, 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The prior of Montacute acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Hamelton, clerk, 18Z. 8s. d^d, ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Somerset. — R. de Bard[elby] received the 
acknowledgment. 

Oct. 15*. Alan Plukenet acknowledges that he owes to John Tyding, citizen of 
Wfestminsteiv Winchester, 461, 8s. 8^^.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Somerset. — W. de Ham[elton] received the 
acknowledgment. 



Oct. 12. 

St. PaTil's. 

London. 



134 



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1297. Membrane id — cont. 

Memorandum, that all the writs of privy seal directed to the chancellor 
after the crossing of the king to Flanders were delivered to Eobert de 
Askeby by the hands of the chancellor, and also writs directed to the 
sheriffs of England to choose knights to come to the king's son were also 
delivered to Robert, to be kept in form aforesaid {sic), [Pari, Writs.] 

Oct. 16. To the sheriff of Buckingham. Whereas the king wills that the late 

Westminster. king*s charter of the Forest shall be observed inviolably in all its articles, 
he has appointed Adam Gurdun and William de Mortuo Mari together 
with two of the most discreet and lawful knights of that -county, to be 
chosen by them for this purpose, to cause a perambulation to be made in 
the presence of the foresters and verderers of that county and by their 
view, to wit the perambulation that was made in the late king's time and 
which has not yet been challenged, and to fulfil the other articles in the 
same charter ; the king orders the sheriff' to cause all the knights of that 
county to assemble at a day and place to be appointed by Adam and 
William, and there to meet Adam and William himself to complete the 
premises. 

Oct. 18. WilHam de Cliderhou, parson of the church of Northbur[y], 

Westminster, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Cliderhou, clerk, 40^.; to be 

levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Partition of the lands that belonged to William de Mohun, tenant in 
chief, on the day of his death, made by Malcolm de Harl[eye], escheator 
this side Trent, on 25 September, in the twenty-fifth year of the reign, by 
the king's writ directed to him, between John de Carreu and Eleanor, 
his wife, one of the daughters and heiresses of William, and John de Meriet 
and Mary, his wife, the second daughter and heiress of William, by the 
assent of John de Meriet and John de Carreu, and assignment thereof 
made by the escheator. 

There are assigned to John de Meriet and Mary all the lands, knights' 
fees, and advowsons of churches that belonged to William in cos. Wilts, 
Southampton, Dorset, Bedford, Berks, and also in Wales, with all the 
lands, knights' fees and advowsons of churches that belonged to William 
in Ireland : to wit the manor of Sturministre, co. Dorset, which is extended 
at 7L 14s. 6d. and a pound of pepper yearly ; the manor of Mildenhale, 
CO. Wilts, which is extended at ISl, 17s. lOd. yearly; the manor of 
Greywell, co. Southampton, which is extended at 12Z. 14s. I'd. yearly ; 
certain tenements in Newebyry, co. Berks, which are extended at 2s. 
yearly; the hundred of Fletton, with all the lands that belonged to 
William in Luton, co. Bedford, which are extended at 111. 10s. id. yearly ; 
all the lands that belonged to William in Magor in Wales, which are 
appraised at 19L 16s. 2jt^, yearly. 

There are assigned to John de Carreu and Eleanor, his wife, the manor 
of Otery Mohun, co. Devon, which is extended at 84Z. 8s. GcZ. yearly ; the 
manor of Munketone, in the same county, which is extended at 11. 3s. Id, 
yearly ; the manor of Galmeton, in the same county, which is extended at 
16Z. Os.dd. yearly; the manor of Stok Flemmeng, in the same county, 
which is extended at 21Z. 13s. i^d. yearly; together with all the knights' 
fees and advowsons of churches that belonged to William in co. Devon, for 
the purparty falling to them of all the lands, knights' fees and advowsons 
of churches that belonged to William in England, Wales, and Ireland, 
provided that the houses and buildings in the manors of Otery Mohuiliy' 
Munketon, Galmeton, Stokflemeng, and the trees in the woods of 
Otery Mohun and Munketon and in the pai?k of Galmeton, which are 



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Oct. 26. 

Westminster, 



Membrane Ad — co7it, 

appraised at 790^. lis. 8d., and the buildings of the manor of Otery Mohun, 
which are appraised at 24Z. 13s. id,y the trees in the wood of Otery Mohun, 
which are appraised at 720Z., the houses and buildings of the manor of 
Munketon, which are appraised at 6s. 8(/., the trees in the wood of that 
manor, which are appraised at 12?., the buildings of the manor of 
Galmeton, which are appraised at 22Z. 6s. 8^., the trees in the park of the 
same manor, which are appraised at 20s., the houses and buildings of the 
manor of Stokfiemeng, which are appreciated at 101.6s,, shall fall to John 
and Eleanor to make up their purparty, and what is lacking to them in 
the assignment according to the yearly extent shall be completed 
... by the aforesaid value of the buildings and trees. 

The king sent to Malcolm de Harley, escheator this side Trent, his 
writ, dated at Westminster, 12 June, in the 18th year of his reign, (which 
is set out in full) ordering him to assign to Joan late the wife of John de 
Cancellaria, in dower a third of the manor of Lifton, which is in the king's 
hands by the demise of the said John, in accordance with the extent of the 
manor made by Master Henry de Bray, the late escheator. 

As the manor by the aforesaid extent is extended at 29Z. 4s. 4(i., on 14 
June, in the aforesaid year, the said Malcolm assigned to the said Al[ice] 
(sic) a third of the manor, to have in tenencia in form aforesaid ; to wit 
a third of the site of the court, which is extended at 12d. yearly ; a third 
of 20 acres of meadow, which is extended at 10s. yearly ; a third of 40 
acres of wood, which third is extended in pannage and pasture at 6s. %d. 
yearly ; a third of 21 Z. 6s. 8^. rent of freemen and villeins ; . . . . water- 
mill ; a third of the outer {forinseci) hundred, which is extended at 100s. 
yearly ; and a third of the profit of pleas and perquisites of the internal 
(intrinsece) court, which are extended at 40s. yearly. 

Idonea de Leybourn attorned before the king in her place Richard de 
Medbourn and Walter de Gilling to demand her purparty of the inheritance 
that belonged to Richard son of John, deceased. 



Oct. 28. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE Sd. 

John le Dauncer of Cristeshale acknowledges that he owes to William 
de la Doune, clerk, 125 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
land and chattels in co. Essex. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

Cancelled on payyyient, acknowledged by William by his letter , which is sewed 
to this roll,^^ 

William de Staunton acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamel- 
ton 9Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Essex, Nottingham, and Lincoln. 

Simon de Bruly acknowledges that he owes to Roger Brabazun, the 
younger, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Warwick. 



Nicholas de Castello, parson of the church of Erde, acknowledges that 
he owes to William de Hamelton, clerk, 80 marks; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 
Note of payment of 20 marks, 

* The letter has become detached from the roll and l^f t. 



136 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1297. 
Oct. 29. 

Westminster* 



Nov. 6. 
Eltham. 



' Membrane Sd — cont. 

The prior of Newstead near Gyldeford acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Hamelton, clerk, 10^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged hy Thomas de Knares[burgJi]f 
attorney of the executors of William'' s will. 

Enrolment of deed of William de Blakeburn granting to Robert de 
Cliderhou, clerk, all his pasture and wood in Bayleye in Acton, to wit 
the pastures called * Crawesbach ' and * Walshemenescoles.' Witnesses : 
Adam de Middelton, Robert his brother, Robert de Haydok, Gilbert de 
Singelton, Roger del Plat, William de Chaderton. Dated at London, 
on Monday after All Saints, 25 Edward. 

Memorandum^ that William came into chancery, and acknowledged this 
charter, and prayed that it might be enrolled. 

Calvanus Bek, merchant of Florence, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Capella, parson of the church of Sevenok, 4 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Hugh Purcel acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton and 
Hugh de Eton 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Ireland. 

Master Nicholas de Honyngton acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Langeton, parson of the church of Reculvre, 178Z. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Vacated, because others made acknowledgment for the same money in the 
twenty-sixth year, 

Bedford, — John de Lenham puts in his place Richard de Hoclyve to 
receive his part of the manor of Weston falling to him with Richard de 
Weylond and Eleanor, late the wife of Bertram de Kiriel, the heirs and 
parceners of Maud, late the wife of Hamo de Crevequer. 

Memorandum, that Henry de Ley burn of co. Kent, who married 
Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Simon de Sharstede, tenant in chief, 
without the king's licence, came before the chancellor in chancery at 
Westminster, on Tuesday after All Saints, 25 Edward, and granted that he 
would satisfy John le Latimer, to whom the king had granted the marriage 
of Elizabeth, for the value of the marriage when John should speak 
concerning it, and for this he bound himself and his heirs and his lands, 
goods and chattels to be distrained at the king's pleasure until he shall 
satisfy John. And for greater security he found mainpernors, to wit 
Ralph de Sandwyco, Robert de Burghessh, Richard de Graveney and 
John de Watton, of the aforesaid county, each of whom bound himself 
and his heirs and all his lands, goods and chattels to be distrained at the 
king's will as above. Be it known that the king pardoned Henry the 
forfeiture pertaining to him in this matter, provided that he satisfy John 
for the value of the marriage, as is more fully contained in the king's 
writ of privy seal sent to the chancellor, which is on the files of the 
chancery. 

Memorandum, that the said. John le Latimer came into chancery at West- 
minster, on 1 April, in the 2Hth year^ aud acknoivledged that he had been 
satisfied for the marriage aforesaid, and granted that tJie said obligation of 
Henry, Ralph, Robert, Richard, and John made to him shall be annulled. 

Memorandum, that two inquisitions, one for the prior of Wytheham and 
the other fpr the abbot of Grestein, were sent to the exchequer. 



25 EDWARD I. 



187 



1297. 



Nov. 10. 
Eltham. 



Membrane M — cont, 

Ralph Coterel of the Peak {del Pek') acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Hamelton 18Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Derby, 

To the justices of the Bench. Notification that Willam de Petteleye 
came before the king, on Sunday before Martinmas, and sought to replevy 
to John atte Watre of Northmundham and Juliana, his wife, their land 
in Doneweton, which was taken into the king's hands for their default 
before the justices against Emma, late the wife of Adam le Justour. 
Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

Ralph de Mountgoye acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamel- 
ton 211.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Derby. 

Emma, late the wife of Richard son of John, puts in her place James 
de Dalileye and Ralph de Burton to demand her dower of the lands, 
knights' fees, and advowsons of churches that belonged to Richard. 

Robert de Clifford puts in his place Thomas de Warthecop to demand 
and receive his purparty of the inheritance of Richard son of John, 
tenant in chief. 



MEMBRANE 2d. 

Nov. 17. John de Bulkeputte acknowledges that he owes to the king 22s. id, ; 

Eltham. to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Southampton. 

John de Drax, parson of the church of Neuton, acknowledges that he 
owes to Robert de Bardelby, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Whereas the king, for the relief of all 

the inhabitants and people of the realm, has granted and confirmed, for 

the ninth granted to him by the laity of the realm in aid of the defence 
of the realm, the great charter of liberties of England and also the 
charter of the liberties of the Forest, and he has renewed them, willing 
and granting that the charters shall be firmly and inviolably kept in all 
and singular their articles : the king orders the sheriff to cause the 
charters to be published throughout his bailiwick in places where he shall 
see fit, and to cause them to be observed in all and singular their articles 
so far as in him lies. [Fcedera ; Ryley, Flacita, p. 473.] 

Robert de Clyfford, by Hugh de Louthre, his general attorney in all 
pleas, nephew (nepos) and co-heir of Richard son of John, tenant in chief, 
puts in his place Thomas de Warthecop to demand and receive his 
purparty of the lands that belonged to Richard. 

Idonia de Laybourn, niece (neptis) and co-heiress of the said Richard, 
puts in her place Richard de Medbourn and Walter de Gilling' to seek 
and demand her purparty of the said lands. 

Maud, wife of William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, eldest sister 
and co-heiress of the said Richard, puts in her place Robert Dastyn and 
John de Dodingsell to demand and receive the purparty falling to the 
earl and her of the knights' fees and advowsons of churches that belonged 
to the said Richard. 

The said earl puts in his place Adam de Herwynton to seek and 
demand the purparty falling to him and Maud of the lands that belonged 
to the said Richard. 



( 138) 



26 EDWARD I. 



1297. 

Nov. 21. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 24. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 27. 
"W^estminster. 



MEMBRANE 17.** 

To the keeper of the king's park of Gyldeford. The king is sending 
William de Balliolo and Master William le Venur, his yeomen, the bearer 
of the presents, to take yenison in that park in this present close time 
(ad mstantem fermesonarn .... capiendam) for the use of Edward, 
his son, supplying his place in England, and orders the keeper to permit 
them to take such venison and to aid them in doing so. Witness : 
Edward, the king's son. 

By the bill of the steward and by the bishops of Ely and London. 

To the keeper of the king's park of Bansted. Order to cause John 
son of Thomas to have in that park four does and two leafless oak- stumps, 
of the king's gift. By the bishops of London and Ely. 

To the bailiffs and men of Great Yarmouth. Whereas the whole 
community of that town have promised, for all and singular of the 
community, by their letters patent that they will not do evil by land or 
by sea to the barons of the Cinque Ports by reason of the disputes and 
discords between them and the said barons, but that they will hold 
themselves in peace without inflicting damage or annoyance upon thqm 
or any of them until the completion of three months after the king's 
return to England, and the communities of each of the Cinque Ports 
promised the like on their side ; and the king now understands that the 
bailiffs and men have taken Thomas Fayrweder, a baron of the port of 
Dover, and have imprisoned him at Yarmouth by reason of the said 
disputes : the king orders them to release him without delay, if they have 
taken him solely for this reason. If he have been arrested for any other 
reason than the said disputes, they are to certify the king of the reason 
under their seal. By C. to wit by the bishops of London and Ely. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Adam de Eyton, deceased. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver in mainprise Robert 
de Hale, imprisoned at Neugate for the death of William Caperoun, 
wherewith he is charged, as the king learns by the record of Ralph de 
Sandewico and John Breton, justices appointed to deliver that gaol, that 
he slew him in self-defence. 

To Malcolm de Harl[eye], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Oliva, late the wife of William de Putton, tenant 
in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 
licence. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause dower to be assigned from the 
manor of Rolandrith, which Adam le Despenser held of th© king in chief 
by serjeanty, and which the sheriff took into the king's hands because 
Philip Burnell, lately deceased, entered it without the king's licence, and 
which is still in the king's hands for this reason, to Joan, late the wife of 
Adam, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry 
without his licence. 

* 33he usual title of the roll, for which space has been left at the head of the 
membrane, has never been filled in. The date of the roll is established by the 
contemporary title at the foot of Membrane 1. * 



% EDWAED I. 139 



1297. Membrane 17 — cont. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
John, son and heir of John de Mares, to have seisin of the lands that his 
father held in chief at his death of the king, as the king has taken his 
fealty. 

Nov. 28. To the same. Order to take into the king's hands and to keep until 

Westminster, otherwise ordered all the lands of Henry de Leyburn and of Elizabeth, 
his wife, daughter and heiress of Simon de Sharstede, tenant in chief, 
as Henry, who married Elizabeth without the king's licence, came into 
chancery and granted that he would satisfy John le Latimer, to whom 
the king had granted the marriage, for the value of the marriage, and for 
this purpose charged himself and his heirs and his lands, goods and 
chattels to be distrained at the king's will until he should satisfy John, 
and in addition he found mainpernors, to wit Ealph de Sandwyco, Robert 
de Burghesshe, Richard de Graveney and John de Watton, of co. Kent, 
who charged themselves and their heirs and their lands, goods and 
chattels in form aforesaid, and Henry or his mainpernors have not yet 
satisfied John for the marriage, although they have been many times 
demanded to do so in the king's court at John's suit, and the king wishes 
to help John in this according to the grant and the mainprise. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause proclamation to be 
made in all cities, boroughs, market towns and other places where he shall 
see fit that no one shall inflict, or permit to be inflicted, any wrong,, 
annoyance, damage, hindrance or grievance upon the merchants or other 
men of Denis, king of Portugal and Algarve, who may wish to come 
into the king's realm, in their goods or persons, by land or by sea, as the 
king of Portugal has made security to the king by his letters patent sent 
to him and has granted that all merchants and mariners and other 
men of the king, English and Gascon, who shall come to his ports and 
realms with their goods and wares by land or by sea and who wish to ply 
their merchandise there, may come thither, stay there, and return 
thence safely and securely, upon their paying the right customs 
usual in those realms, and the king has likewise granted by his letters 
patent to the king of Portugal that the merchants, mariners and men of 
the realms of Portugal and Algarve may come in like manner to the realm 
of England and to other lands subject to his power, and he has granted 
his peace to them, provided that they ply legal merchandise and pay the 
due and accustomed customs thereon, and that they do not carry the said 
merchandise to the king's enemies and do not communicate with them in 
any way, which letters the king has granted to endure for so long as the 
king of Portugal and his men shall cause the like security to be observed 
in regard to the merchants and men of the king's realm and lands. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Stephen le Blake of Southampton, who is 
incapacitated by age and infirmity. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to permit 
the monks of Battle to have the custody of the abbey during the present 
voidance and of all the lands and tenements belonging to it, and free 
administration of all the goods and possessions pertaining to it, in 
accordance with the charters of the king's predecessors, whereby such 
custody was granted to them during voidance, and not to intermeddle 
with the custody or with anything pertaining to it 4M)ntra.ry to the gtfbnt 
aforesaid. [Prynne, Records^ p. 789.] , % CU 



140 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 
Dec. 2. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Emma, late the wife of Kichard son 
of John, tenant in chief, the following manors, which the king has 
assigned to her in dower : the manor of Whaddon, with the chace andr 
park, CO. Buckingham, which is extended at 27L lis, Od, yearly; the 
manor of Aylesbur[y] with the hamlet of Burton, in the same county, 
which is extended at 51Z. 4s. 5fc?. yearly; the manor of Querendon, in the 
same county, which is extended at 34^. lis, ll^d, yearly; and the manor 
of Shaldeford, with the park of Alford, co. Surrey, which is extended at 
861, 13s. 8f^. yearly. 

Memorandum, that this assignment was made in the presence of William 
de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, who married Maud, sister and eldest 
heiress of the said Eichard, and by the earl's assent ; and that the attorneys 
of Robert de Clyfford and Ydonea de Leybourn, parceners and heirs of the 
inheritance aforesaid, came and said that they did not consent to the 
assignment, but that they were quite willing that she should have her 
dower by the middle and by the whole, according to what is contained in 
Magna Carta, as they alleged, that women should have their dower, and 
in addition, they declared that they did not believe that the extents had 
been well made. Joan la Botillere and the earl of Ulster, the other 
parceners and heirs of the inheritance, did not come, although they had 
been warned by the escheator. 

To the bailiffs of Southampton. Whereas the king was lately given to 
understand by Nicholas de Cheny, keeper of the islands of Gereseye and 
Gerneseye, that Peter Barquiere, son of Arnald de la Barqua, Andrew de 
P^radis, Amicus de Fonte, William Arn[aldi] de Pio, and their fellows, 
mariners, to whom Nicholas had paid their wages to go to sea with their 
ship to spy out (explorandos) and aggrieve the king's enemies of the 
power of the king of France, took a ship loaded with salt and other 
merchandise in a certain port in Britanny, contrary to the inhibition 
previously made to them by the king not to do damage on the coast of 
Britanny, and brought the ship thus loaded to the port of Southampton ; 
whereupon the king ordered the bailiffs to cause the said ship with the 
goods found in her to be arrested and to be kept safely until he should 
otherwise order, and to tell the said mariners to send one or two of them- 
selves to Edward, the king's son, supplying his place in England, to 
certify the king of the deed aforesaid and to do further what should be 
ordained by the king's council there in this behalf; and the bailiffs 
returned that the mariners were not found in their bailiwick, and that 
they had not any ship there after the king's order reached the bailiffs, 
and that they had caused to be arrested a ship with certain goods found in 
her that was found in the custody of certain merchants of Bayonne : as it 
appears to the king by examination of Bernard de la Perere, Andrew du 
Vignal and Oliver de Vile, merchants of Bayonne, made before the 
treasurer of the exchequer, that they bought the said ship and goods in 
that port from the said mariners as lawful merchandises, being ignorant 
of the manner of the capture of the ship by the mariners, the king orders 
the bailiffs to restore the ship and the things in her to the merchants, if 
they have been arrested by the bailiffs solely for this reason. Witness : 
Edward, the king's son. 



Membrane 16. 

Dec. 4. To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Westminster. Maud, late the wife of Eichard de Hywysh, to have seisin of the manor 



26 EDWAED I. 



141 



1297. 



Dec. 5. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 16 — cont, 

of Menly, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Richard and Maud held the manor jointly on the day of Richard's death 
of the king in chief by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, for which 
reason the king has taken her fealty for the manor. Witness : Edward, 
the king's son. 

To the same. Order to cause Walter Pykerel to have seisin of a 
messuage, a carucate of land, three acres of meadow and 15s. 4r/. of 
yearly rent in Kyngesbromme, which Master William Pykerel held of the 
king in chief by the service of a tenth a knight's fee, as the king, in 
consideration of a fine made with him by Walter before the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer, has pardoned him the trespass committed by him 
in entering the premises without his licence, saving the right of others. 
It is provided that Walter shall be before the king when he next comes 
to England to do his homage therefor. Witness : Edward, the king's 



Dec. 4. To the justiciary of Ireland and to the treasurer of the exchequer of 

Westminster Dublin. As the king much needs corn and other necessaries for the 
munition of the castle of Carlisle against the Scots, his enemies and rebels, 
he orders the justiciary and treasurer to cause 300 quarters of wheat and 
300 quarters of barley to be bought in Ireland immediately upon sight of 
these letters, and to cause them to be taken by sea to the said castle, 
there to be delivered to the constable. They are also ordered to 
cause proclamation to be made in places near the sea coast where they 
shall see fit that all persons having corn and victuals for sale shall cause 
them to be taken to the said castle, there to be exposed for sale, and to 
compel them to do so, if necessary, by means that the justiciary and 
treasurer shall see fit. They will there find a prompt and good sale 
(deliheracionem) therefor. The justiciary and treasurer are enjoined to 
execute this order with diligence as they love the honour of the said castle 
and parts. 

To the constable of Odyham castle. The king is sending William de 
Balliolo and William le Venur, his huntsmen, to take in the park of 
Odyham a hundred does in this present close season {in instanti fermiwna) 
for his use, and he orders the constable to permit them to take the does, 
and to aid and counsel them in so doing. By the treasurer. 

To Malcolm de Harl[eye], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
John de Alneto and Alice, his wife, daughter and heiress of Hugh de 
Wyndesor', to have seisin of the lands that Hugh at his death held of the 
king in chief, as she has proved her age before the king. It is provided 
that John shall be before the king at his next coming into England to do 
the homage therefor due. 

Memorandum,, that John afterwards came to St. Albans and did the 
homage. 

Dec. 8. To H. elect of York. As it is necessary to provide money speedily for 

Westminster the expenses of the earls, barons and others of the realm who are setting 
out against the Scots, the king's rebels, the king requires the elect that 
he will, in consideration of the perils threatening the realm and more 
especially the northern parts by the invasion of the Scots, cause all the 
money of the subsidy that is said to have been granted by the clergy of 
his province for the defence of the realm, to be levied with all speed and 
paid to Walter de Agmodesham, the clerk deputed by the magnates for 
the expenditure of the money for the defence of the realm, without delay, 
so that the expedition may not be delayed for lack of money. [Prynne, 
Records^ p. 789,] 



Dec. 6. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 9. 

Eltham 



142 



CALENDAK OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



1297. 
Dec. 12. 

The Tower. 



Dec. 10. 

The Tower. 



Sept. 12. 
The Tower. 



Dec. 14. 

The Tower. 



Dec. 20. 

Langley. 

1298. 
Jan. 2. 

Langley. 



Jan. 9. 
Langley. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

To Stephen de Penecestre, warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to permit Master Anselm de Cestria and Master 
Hamo de Gatton, clerks, to pass from the port of Dover to parts beyond 
sea with their servants and things, as the king has granted them licence 
to cross. By the bishops of Ely and London. 

To Keginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Whereas the prioress and 
nuns of St. Mary's, Chester, surrendered to the king four acres at 
Coddesbache lying nearest to their land of Walriscote, which four acres 
the king had previously granted to them by charter, and the king, wishing 
to make them recompence, granted to them by his letters patent, under 
date 15 September, in the eleventh year of his reign {Calendar, p. 75), 
10s, of yearly rent to be received by the hands of the fermors of his town 
of Middle wich {de Medio WycJiio) at Michaelmas, to them and their 
successors in frank almoin : he orders the justice to cause the prioress 
and nuns to have that sum for Michaelmas last, together with any arrears 
thereof. 

To Ralph de Sandwyco, constable of the Tower of London. Order to 
receive Edward son of John de Balliolo, Alexander son of the earl of 
Mar and Robert de Strathern, who will be delivered to him in the house- 
hold of Edward, the king's son, to keep them in the Tower according to 
the form enjoined upon him by W. bishop of Ely, R. bishop of London, 
and W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, the king's treasurer. 

To Malcolm de Harl[eye], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Hugh de Cressing- 
ham, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh 
held nothing of the king in chief at his death by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To John de Lythegr[eynes], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Alesia, late the wife of John de Lungvilers, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking an oath that she will not marry without 
the king's licence. 

Matthew le Lytle, imprisoned at Gyldef ord for the death of an unknown 
man, wherewith he is charged, has letters to bail him until the first 
assize. 

John de Hampslape, imprisoned at Westminster for the death of John 
le Tancarder, wherewith he is charged, has letters to bail him until the 
first assize. 

To the bailiffs of Ravenesere. Order to deliver to John de Dalton, 
burgess of Yarmouth, one of the ships that lately came into their port 
owing to tempest at sea and that remain there as forfeited to the king, 
with all her tackle, such as the king has not yet given to any one else. 
Witness : Edward, the king's son. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause John de Langeton and 
Alesia, his wife, to have seisin of a messuage, a toft and an acre of land 
in Neuton-in-Makerfeld, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that the premises, which William le Kydere of Neuton, who was 
hanged for felony, held, have been in the king's hands for a year and a 
day, and that William held them of John and Alesi^^., and that the town- 
ship of Neuton »ow holds them and h^^s had the king's year and day, for 
which it ought to a^nswer to him, Witness : gd^ard;, Jl^^ king's son. 



26 EDWARD I. 143 



Membrane 16 — cont. 



1298. 

Jan, 12. To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to deliver in mainprise Henry 
Langley, Brumman of Tydington, imprisoned in "Warwick gaol for the death of 
Hugh de Faucumbe, wherewith he is charged, as the king learns by the 
record of Hugh de Braundeston and John Nayrenut, his justices appointed 
to deliver that gaol, that he slew him when in a fit of madness (chnn 
in frenetica passione detentm) and not of felony or malice aforethought. 
Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

Jan. 14. To Malcolm de Harleye, escbeator this side Trent. Order to deliver 

Langley. to Alice, late the wife of William de Mortuo Mari of Kyngeston, 
tenant in chief by reason of the lands that belonged to Gilbert 
Pecche, deceased, who enfeoffed the king of all his lands, of which 
Gilbert William held the manor of Kyngeston by knight service, the 
following of William's lands and tenements, which the king has assigned 
to her in dower: a third of the chief messuage of Kyngeston, 
CO. Cambridge, which third is extended at 4,s. 5 Jc/.. yearly ; a third of 448 
acres of land in the same town, each acre of which is extended at 6c?. 
yearly ; a third of fourteen acres of mowable (falcahiV) meadow in the 
same town, each acre of which is extended at 2s, yearly ; a third of twelve 
acres of pasture in the same town, whereof each acre is extended at 12 J., 
yearly ; a third of 49s. of yearly rent in the same town ; a third of the 
works, rents, customs and services of customary tenants {custumariorum) 
in the same town, which (que) are extended at 91. lis. Od. yearly ; a third 
of the pleas and perquisites of the court, which (qiu^ are extended at 6s. 
yearly ; a third of a windmill in the same town, which mill is extended 
at 26s, 8^. yearly ; a third of 100 acres of wood in the same town, which 
wood is extended at 20s. yearly : which are held of the king in chief for 
the reason aforesaid. Also a third of thirty acres of land in Caldecote, 
in the same county, which are held of Guy, parson of the church of 
Kyngeston, which [third] is extended at 15s. yearly; the manor of Sculton, 
CO. Norfolk, which is extended at 101. 14s. Od. yearly ; a third of 230i acres 
of land in Attleburgh, in the same county, each acre of which is extended 
at lid. yearly ; 13 acres of meadow in the same town, which are extended 
at 6s. 6d. yearly ; a several pasture with turbary and rush-bed (jtmctis) in 
the same town, which is extended at 6s. Sd. yearly ; 234j acres of wood in 
the same town, each acre of which is extended at 12d. yearly ; a moiety 
of the herbage in the wood, which herbage is extended at 6s. 8d. yearly ; a 
windmill in the same town, which is extended at 6s. 8d. yearly ; a third 
of 61. 14s. S^d. of yearly rent in the same town; a rent of 41 quarters and 
li bushels of oats in the same town, which {que) is extended at 27s. 5d. 
yearly; a rent of 26 hens in the same town, which are extended at 2s. 2d. 
yearly ; a rent of a hundred eggs in the same town, which are extended 
at dd. yearly ; one hundred and thirty-three autumn boon-works {opera) 
in the same town, which are extended at lis. Id. yearly; three boon- 
works with carts {tria opera carettaria) in the same town, which are 
extended at 6d. yearly; twenty-seven boon-works at hoeing corn in 
winter in the same town, which are extended at 6f^. yearly;*** nine 
mowing boon- works {opera falcatoria) in the same town, which are 
extended at l^^d. yearly: which are held of John de Warenna, earl of 
Surrey. Also a chief-messuage in the town of Attleburgh, which is 
extended at lOd. yearly ; two acres, a rood, a moiety of an acre and a 
third of a rood of land in the same town, which are extended at lljc?. 
yearly ; a third of the land lying between the old ditch of the park of 

, ■ . "^ Here M^n^brane 15 commences, 



144 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1298. 



Jan. 13. 
Langley. 



Jan. 17. 
Langley. 



Jan. 23. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

Attleburgh, which extends from the ditch called * Berdeledich ' on the 
south to Stoderhache on the north, and the ditch nearest to the pasture 
of Gersinghe by which the park is enclosed, which is extended at 8s. 
yearly: which are held of Eobert de Tateshale. The king wills that this 
assignment made in his court shall not prejudice the said earl hereafter 
if he happen to establish (disracionare) by consideration of the king's 
court the wardship of the lands that William held of him by knight 
service, and shall not prejudice any one else. 

To the same. Notification that the king has assigned from the 
inheritance that belonged to Richard son of John, tenant in chief, to 
William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, who married Maud, the eldest 
sister and co-heiress of Richard, the manor of Multon, co. Northampton, 
which is extended at iSL 6s, llr^ yearly; S2L 0.9. lOJr/. yearly of land, 
rent, meadow, wood and pasture in the manor of Potterspirie, in the 
same county, which, with the park and other appurtenances, is extended 
at 39Z. Is. 3f G?. yearly, as their purparty of the inheritance this side Trent, 
and order to deliver the premises to them, on condition that they come 
into chancery in the octaves of the Purification to do and receive concern- 
ing the purparty what the king's court shall consider, which day the king 
has prefixed to Robert de Clifford and Idonea de Leyburn, their co-heirs 
and parceners of the inheritance, to receive their purparties, and on 
condition that then and at other times whenever Robert and Idonea and 
Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, kinsman and co-heir, and Joan la 
Botiller, the fourth sister and co-heiress, or any of them shall complain 
to the king that the earl and Maud have more in their purparty than 
ought to have been assigned to them, the king may resume the lands 
etc. thus assigned into his hands and cause them to be parted with the 
other lands between the earl and Maud and the other heirs and parceners, 
and on condition that the earl come to the king on his next coming into 
England to do his homage therefor and render his relief. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger 
de Burghhill to be discharged of 9Z. Ss. Ad. at which the goods and 
chattels of John de Balon, clerk, were appraised before the justices last in 
eyre in co. Wilts, which were taken into the king's hands upon his being 
indicted before the justices upon suspicion of theft and larceny, as the 
king ordered Roger, then sheriff of Hereford, to restore the goods and 
chattels because John had purged his innocence before R. then bishop of 
Salisbury, to whom, he was delivered by the justices in accordance with 
the privilege of the clergy, and the king learns that he restored them to 
John. 

To J. bishop of Carlisle, constable of Carlisle castle. Order to cause 
the houses and walls of that castle to be repaired where necessary. 
Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

To Malcolm de Harlegh, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the 
heir of William de Mortuo Mari to have 20Z. for his maintenance from 
the issues of the lands that belonged to William that are now in the 
king's hands, as the king lately granted the custody of certain lands that 
belonged to William to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, the wardship 
whereof the earl asserted pertained to him by reason of the minority of 
the heir, to hold until a month from Easter next, on condition that he 
should answer to the exchequer for the issues received thence, unless he 
can show that the wardship ought to pertain to him and not to the king, 



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1298. 



Jan. 26. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 24. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 26. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 
Westminster, 



Feb. 4. 
Langley. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

and the king granted to the heir 20L from the issues of the lands that 
belonged to William still remaining in his hands for his maintenance, 
to be received yearly from the escheator for so long as they should be in 
the king's hands. 

To the bailiffs of Wynchelse. Order to cause William Maufee and 
Joan, his wife, to have 100s. for Michaelmas term last from the ferm of 
that town, as the king granted to them by his letters patent 15 marks 
yearly from the ferm by the hands of the bailiffs for Joan's maintenance, 
a moiety at Easter and a moiety at Michaelmas, and 100s. are in arrear 
for Michaelmas last, as they say. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Walter le Baud, as it is testified before the king by E. 
bishop of London that Walter is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
abbot, prior and convent of Westminster to be acquitted of all debts 
exacted from them by reason of the manor of Denham, co. Buckingham, 
for any time before the 10 January, in the twentieth year of the reign, 
when the king granted it to them in frank almoin for the celebration of 
the anniversary of Queen Eleanor, his late consort. Witness : Edward, 
the king's son. 

To Eeginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to cause W. bishop of 
Coventry and Lichfield, the treasurer, to have in the forest of La Mare 
ten live bucks and fourteen live does, in order to stock his park of Terven 
therewith, of the king's gift. By the bishops of London and Ely. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this— — [Incomplete,] 

Vacated, 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to permit Fertunius de 
Vergna, lord of Penadoso, of Arragon, who lately came into England as an 
envoy and who is coming to the king in Flanders, to cross the sea from 
that port with his household and things to come to the king. 

By the bishops of London and Ely. 

To John de Lythegr[eynes], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Margaret, late the wife of Eobert de la Val, upon 
her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, as it 
was not the king's intention when he took the fealty of Andrew de 
Smytheton, who married Margery, sister and heiress of Eobert, for all the 
lands that Eobert at his death held in chief of the king, and it is not his 
intention that Margaret should not have her dower of the said lands. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William de Cokerinton, who is insufficiently 
qualified, as the king learns by the testimony of W. bishop of Ely. 

To Eeginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to cause the king's 
mills at Chester and his causeway there to be repaired where necessary, so 
far as pertains to the king, so that the king shall not incur damage 
hereafter through lack of the repair of the mills and causeway. 
It is changed, because it ivas p7 eviously granted by C, 

To Malcolm de Harl[eye], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Alan, son and heir of Eichard le Ens, to have seisin of the lands whereof 
his father was seised at his death, which are in the king's hands by reason 

4351 K 



146 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1298. 



Membrane 16 — cont, 

of the lands of William Bardolf, tenant in chief, being in the king's 
hands, of which William Eichard held by knight service, because Eichard 
died during the time when William's lands were in the king's hands, as 
Alan has proved his age before the king. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Wutton, as it is testified before the king by 
Eeginald de Grey that John occupies the position of constable of Chester 
castle, so that he [is unable to execute] the office of coroner. 



MEMBRANE 14. 

Feb. 6 To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Although the king 

Langley lately granted to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, the manors of Attle- 
burgh, Sculton, Bernham ajid Herlauston, — which belonged to William 
de Mortuo Mari of Kyngeston, tenant in chief of the king, by reason of 
the manor of Kyngeston, which he lately held of Gilbert Pecche, deceased, 
by the service of three knights' fees, which Gilbert enffeoffed the king 
of all his lands, together with the homage and service of William, as 
is found by an inquisition taken by the escheator, of which manors the 
earl asserts that the custody belongs to him by reason of the minority of 
William's heir, because William held them of him by knight service,^ — to 
hold until a month from Easter next, on condition that the earl should 
answer to the king for the issues received from the manors in the mean- 
time if they ought to pertain to the king, and on condition that the 
escheator might then resume the manors into the king's hands and keep 
them until the king should otherwise ordain, and that in case the earl 
established {duracionare) his wardship of the manors against the king, 
then the earl should answer to the king for the portion pertaining to him 
of the 20Z. yearly that the king granted to the heir of William for his 
maintenance from the issues of the lands that belonged to William in the 
escheator 's bailiwick remaining in the king's hands for the time during 
which the manors should be in the earl's hands, saving the dower of 
Alice, late the wife of William, assigned by the king : as, however, it 
appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of chancery that the afore- 
said three knights' fees in Kingeston, Wynepol and Emeresdon, co. 
Cambridge, which William lately held of the said Gilbert, were assigned 
to Joan, late the wife of Gilbert, as part of her dower of the knights' fees 
that belonged to Gilbert, by reason whereof the custody of the manor of 
Kyngeston pertains to her at present by virtue of the said assignment, 
and it does not appear to the king that William held of him in chief by 
any other reason than that of the manor of Kyngeston whereby the ward- 
ship of his lands may or ought to pertain to the king, he orders the 
escheator not to intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to 
William, and to supersede entirely the execution of the king's writ sent 
to him to pay the said heir 20Z. By all the council. 

Feb. 8. To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Langley. j^^ elected in place of John Honaut, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Eoger de Swynnerton, deceased. 

Feb. 12. To the sheriff of Cornwall, Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Langley. to be elected in place of Laurence Dynisel, deceased. W^itness : Edward, 
the king's son, 



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1298. Membrane 14 — cont, 

Feb, 14. To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. 

Langley. Whereas the king lately ordered them by writ of the exchequer to cause 
500 quarters of wheat and 500 quarters of barley malt and 500 marks 
sterling to be provided, and to send them to Wales to Hugh de Leministre, 
treasurer of Wales, for the munition of the king's castles of Wales, and 
they have hitherto done nothing in execution of the order, at which the 
king is surprised : he orders them to send these provisions to Wales 
without delay, if they have not already done so by the time this writ 
reaches them. By C. — Duplicated. 

Feb. 15. To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 

Langley. ^0 Agnes, late the wife of Gilbert de Bulbec, tenant in chief, the 
following of Gilbert's lands, which the king has assigned to her in 
dower, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry 
without his licence: a third of the chief messuage of Kyngeseye, co. 
Buckingham, which third is extended at 2.s. 2jJ. yearly ; 53 acres and a 
rood and a third of land in the same manor, whereof each acre is extended 
at 6t/. yearly ; six acres of meadow in the same manor, whereof each acre 
is extended at 12c?. yearly ; an acre and a rood and a third of pasture in 
the same manor, which are extended at S(L yearly ; a third of a water-mill 
in the same manor, which third is extended at 3s. id. yearly ; 8s. 9-|-<i. 
yearly of the rents of free tenants in the same manor ; the rent of a clove 
gillyflower [clavi gariofili) in the same manor ; 19s. 4c?. yearly of the rents 
of customary tenants in the same manor ; 16^/. of the rent of cotters in 
the same manor ; seven autumn boon-works [opera aiitumpnalia) in the 
same manor, which are extended at 7s. O^d. yearly ; a third of a gift in 
the same manor, which third is extended at 2s. S^d. yearly ; a third of 
the pleas and perquisites of the court in the same manor, and an acre of 
wood in Little Kynebelle, in the same county, which are extended at 2d^ 
yearly. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

Feb. 15. To the same. Order to cause William, son and heir of Suspirius de 

Langley. Baiocis, to have seisin of the lands that his father at his death held by 

knight service of the barony of Bayeux, which is in the king's hands, as 

he has proved his age before the king, who has taken his fealty for the 

said lands. 

Feb. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the abbot 

Fulham, of Evesham to be acquitted of scutage for four and a half knights' fees for 

the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as he made fina 

with the king for that service, which he then recognised to the king, as 

appears to the king by the rolls of the Marshalsea for that army. 

To the same. Like order to cause the abbot of Per shore to be acquitted 
of the scutage for the service of one knight in the king's army of Wales 
in the tenth year of his reign. 

To the same. Like order in favour of the said abbot for the scutage 
for two knights' fees for the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his 
reign. 

Feb. 21. To the same. Like order to cause G. bishop of Worcester to be 

Westminster, acquitted of the scutage for three knights' fees for the king's army of 
Wales in the fifth year of his reign. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 787.] 

Feb. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 

Westminster, cause Thomas de la Roche to be acquitted of 2591. exacted from him for 

the arrears of his account for the time when he was sheriff of Cork in 

Ireland, as the king has pardoned him in consideration of his good service. 

Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

The like to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer in England. * 



148 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 
Feb. 24. 
Fulham. 



Feb. 21. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 21. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 24. 
Fulham. 



Feb. 24. 
Fulham. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the king 
has granted and confirmed the grant and demise made by Eoger de 
Moubray, deceased, to John de Creppinges by an indented deed between 
them of all Eoger's lands in the town of Crek, co. Northampton, and of 
10 marks yearly of rent in the town of Melton Moubray, for the term of 
seven years, made in consideration of 140Z. paid by John to Roger before- 
hand, as contained in the said deed, and as is contained in the king's 
letters patent made to John [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1297, p. 825] : the 
king orders the escheator, if he ascertain that John was seised of the 
premises by virtue of the demise before Eoger's death and if he took 
them into the king's hands solely by reason of Eoger's death, not to 
intermeddle further with them and to restore the issues thereof received 
by him in the meantime. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause G. 
bishop of Worcester to be acquitted of the scutage for three knights' fees 
in the king's army of Wales in the tenth year of his reign, as he made 
fine with the king in that army for the service of these fees, which he 
then acknowledged to the king, as appears by the rolls of the Marshalsea 
for that army. 

W. archbishop of Dublin, who is setting out by the king's order to the 
court of Eome, has respite for all debts due to the exchequer of Dublin 
during the king's pleasure, and the treasurer and barons of the exchequer 
of Dublin are ordered to cause him to have such respite. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the king 
lately ordered him to take into the king's hands and keep safely until 
otherwise ordered all the lands that belonged to William de Mohun, 
tenant in chief, which the king had ordered to be parted equally between 
John de Meriet, who married Mary, the youngest daughter and co -heiress 
of William, and John de Carreu, who married Eleanor, the eldest 
daughter and coheiress of William, because the escheator had caused the 
partition to be made in the absence of Eleanor and Mary and without 
their assent, contrary to the custom of the realm, and John and John 
afterwards came into chancery in their own persons, and Mary came by 
Bartholomew le Sauvage and John de Wyk, and Eleanor came by Eobert 
Bending and John Hager, their attorneys, and accepted the partition 
made by the escheator between them and assented to it : the king orders 
the escheator to cause John de Meriet and Mary and John de Carreu and 
Eleanor to have seisin of their purparties again, together with the issues 
received thence since they were taken into the king's hands. Witness : 
Edward, the king's son. 

To Walter de la Haye, escheator of Ireland. Order to resume into the 
king's hands all the lands, knights' fees and advowsons of churches of 
the inheritance of William de Mohun, deceased, in Ireland that the king 
ordered to be assigned and delivered by the escheator to John de Carreu 
and Eleanor, his wife, eldest daughter and heiress of William, and to 
deliver them, together with the other lands, knights' fees and advowsons 
of churches whereof William was seised in his demesne as of fee at his 
death, to John de Meriet and Mary, his wife, the second daughter and 
heiress of William, and the issues received thence by the escheator since 
the time of the partition thereof made by him, as, although the king 
ordered the escheator to cause John de Carreu and Eleanor to have seisin 
of their purparty of William's lands in Ireland according to a partition to 
be made by the escheator, nevertheless as John and Eleanor and John 



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-1 o q o Meinb rane 13. 

and Mary appeared by his order in chancery, to wit-'' John and John in 
their own persons and Eleanor and Mary by their attorneys, and John 
and Eleanor granted, in consideration of the houses and buildings in 
the manors of Otery Mohuri, Munketon, Galmeton and Stokfleming 
assigned to them in their purparty by the assent of John and Mary and 
for the trees in the woods of Otery Mohun and IMunketon and in the 
park of Galmeton, which are appraised at 790Z. lis. 8d., and which 
ought to fall to John and Eleanor to complete what is lacking of their 
purparty of all the lands, knights' fees and advowsons of churches that 
belonged to William in England and Wales according to the extents made 
thereof, that all the lands, knights' fees and advowsons of churches that 
are of the inheritance aforesaid in Ireland shall be assigned to John and " 
Mary in their purparty in addition to what is assigned to them in England 
and Wales. 

MemQrandmi, that after the partition was made by Malcolm de 
Harl[eye], escheator this side Trent, between the heirs and parceners 
aforesaid of all the lands, knights' fees and advowsons of churches that 
belonged to William in England and Wales and in Ireland by the assent 
of John and John only, as appears on the back of the Close [Eoll] for the 
twenty-fifth year, all the lands, knights' fees and advowsons of churches 
^ that belonged to William in the escheator's bailiwick were taken into 
the king's hands because the partition was made in the absence and with- 
out the assent of Eleanor and Mary, the heiresses of the inheritance, and 
because they were not summoned to be present at the partition, and also 
because John de Carreu was under age when the partition was made, and 
the escheator was ordered to warn the heirs and parceners to be in chancery 
in the octaves of the Purification last to do and receive what the king's 
court should consider concerning their purparties; and they came into 
chancery at that day, to wit John and John in their own persons, and 
Eleanor by Eobert Bending and John Hager, and Mary by Bartholomew 
le Sauvage and John atte Wyk, their attorneys, and they consented to the 
purparty aforesaid and to the partition, and they prayed that their 
purparties might be delivered to them in accordance with the partition 
aforesaid, 

March 7. To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. As the extents 
Canterbury. ^^^^^ by the escheator at the king's order of the lands in his bailiwick that 
belonged to Eoger de Moubray, tenant in chief, were insufficiently made 
in many articles, in one to wit that they made no mention of the lands 
pertaining to the hamlets of the manor of Eppeworth, which belonged to 
Eoger, and in another in that they made no mention of the contents in 
acres or of the value of four woods pertaining to that manor, or of the 
names of the free tenants or of others of that manor, or of the hamlets, or 
of how much each renders by himself or does for his yearly service, or of 
divers several fisheries that are of the appurtenances of the manor and 
hamlets, to wit what each fishery is worth yearly, and which are of the 
appurtenances of the manor and which of the hamlets aforesaid jointly or 
severally, and other defects are found in divers other articles of the extents, 
as the escheator may discover by the transcript of the extents in his 
possession, the king could not assign dower thereof to Eohesia (Roes'), 
late the wife of Eoger, for which reason the assignment of dower is delayed 
through the escheator's fault and to Eohesia's damage, at which the king 
is concerned (inovemur) : the king orders the escheator to extend again 
without delay all the said lands and tenements with their appurtenances, 

* Here Membrane 13 commences. 



150 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1298. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 



and to cause dower to be assigned to Eohesia, because she has taken oath 
before Edward, the king's son, supplying his place in England, that she 
will not marry without the king's licence, which assignment is to be made 
in the presence of him whom Edmund, earl of Cornwall, to whom the 
king has committed the custody of the lands except the dower, shall 
depute for this purpose when summoned by the escheator, saving to the 
earl his costs in sowing the lands to be assigned to Eohesia. 

To John de Lythegreynes, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
the said Eohesia the following of the lands that belonged to the said 
Eoger, which the king has assigned to her in dower : the manor of Burton 
in Lonnesdale, co. York, which is extended at 211, Qs. ll^d. yearly; the 
chief messuage of Kirkeby Melesard, in the same county, which, with the 
gardens, is extended at 6s. 8cL yearly ; 140 acres of arable land in the same 
manor, which are extended at 70s. yearly, to wit each acre Gd. ; 20 acres 
of land in the same manor, which lie uncultivated, and which are extended 
at 86'. 4iLj to wit each acre 5d. yearly ; 29 acres of meadow in the same 
manor, which are extended at 88s. Sd., to wit each acre 16d, yearly ; a 
several pasture in the same manor called 'the warren ' (iraremia), which 
is extended at 26s. 8^. yearly ; the agistment in Shelden and Granteleye, 
which is extended at 5s, yearly ; a rent of a pound of pepper in the same 
manor, which is extended at 12^/. yearly; a turbary in the same manor, 
which is extended at 5s. yearly ; the pannage in the same manor, which 
is extended at 12d, yearly; a cowhouse in the same manor, which is 
extended at 26s. 8d. yearly ; the fines and pleas of the court in the same 
manor which are extended at 26s. Sd, yearly ; 33s. 2>d. of yearly rent of 
free tenants in the same manor ; 34s. Sd, yearly of the rent of cotters in 
the same manor. 

Memorandum, that Eohesia was dowered of the lands that belonged to 
Eoger beyond Trent as appears in the writ aforesaid, and she was told 
by the chancellor to receive her dower under this form from the lands 
that belonged to Eoger on this side Trent, to wit that if the king willed 
that she should not be dowered in the Isle of Axiholm, the lands therein 
assigned to her tn dower shall be taken again into the king's hands and 
lands of the said inheritance beyond Trent shall be assigned to her up 
to the value of her dower in the Isle. 

March 9. To Hugh de Busshy, escheator in co. Chester. Order to cause Hugh, 

Wingham. son and heir of Hugh de Dutton, to have seisin of the lands that his 

father at his death held of the king in chief, as the king has taken his 

fealty and he has proved his age before Eeginald de Grey, justice of 

Chester. 

Memorandum, that, on Friday after St. Gregory, to wit 14 March, the 
king arrived in the port of Sandwich from Flanders about the hour of 
none, and on Saturday the morrow about the hour of prime John de 
Langeton, the chancellor, in the king's chamber at Sandwich, before the 
king's bed, in the king's presence and by his order, Sir E. de Grey, 
Sir J. de Drokenesford, then keeper of the king's wardrode, and Sir J. de 
Benstede then standing there, delivered to Sir W. bishop of Coventry and 
Lichfield, the king's treasurer, the seal that the king used in England 
when he was in Flanders under the chancellor's seal, to be kept in the 
treasury, and the king forthwith in the presence of all the men aforesaid 
delivered his great seal that he had with him in Flanders to the said 
John de Langeton, his chancellor, under his privy seal by his own 
hand. 



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-j oqn Membrane 13 — cont, 

March 18. To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

Canterbury, cause Thomas de Yerdun, the king's yeoman, to have in the Forest of 

Rokingham ten oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. By K. 



MEMBRANE 12. 

Memorandum, that Adam de Welles did homage to the king at Canter- 
bury, on Monday after St. Gregory, to wit 17 March, for all the lands 
that he held of Gilbert de Gaunt on the day of Gilbert's death by reason 
of the manors of Folkingham, Edenham, Hekinton, and Barton-on- 
Humber (Hiunhriain), which Gilbert held for life of the king's commission 
and which came to the king's hands by Gilbert's death together with 
Gilbert's whole barony, which he held of the king in chief and which he 
lately rendered into the king's hands. 

March 17. To Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and Marshal of England. Whereas 
Canterbury. Hugh de Yeer is setting out for the court of Rome for the common benefit 
of the king and of his realm, by the king's special order, for which reason 
the king wishes to pi'ovide for his indemnity so far as he can honestly, as 
he is bound : he therefore requests the earl to respite until Hugh's return 
to England the demand that he makes upon him and Dionysia, his wife, 
the daughter and heiress of William son of Warin de Monte Caniso, for a 
relief to be rendered to the earl for the lands that Hugh and Dionysia 
hold of him, for which the king will be grateful to him. 
The like ' de verbo ad verb urn ' to Robert de Tateshale. 
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Hugh 
to be acquitted of 600/. due to the king for divers imprests made to him 
in Gasoony for all the time when he was in the king's service there, as 
the king has pardoned him this sum. 

To the same. Order to cause Nicholas Alard, mariner of Winchelse, 
to be forgiven the 25Z. due to the king for a ship forfeited to the king 
that was sold to him by them, as the king has pardoned him this sum in 
consideration of his good service. 

To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Whereas certain arms 
(armatdire), vessels (vasa), and other goods of William Martyn, which were 
lately wrecked in a ship upon the abbot's land of Tanet, were thrown up 
[projecta) on land there ; the king orders the abbot to make inquisition 
into whose hands the goods came, and to cause them to be restored with 
the goods of the master of the ship to the master and William without 
delay, so that renewed complaint shall not come to the king. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to permit the executors of the will of 
William de Vescy to be acquitted of 61/. 9s. 6f<^. exacted from them by 
summons of the exchequer for many debts, both for imprests made in the 
king's wardrobe and for other causes, as the king by his letters patent 
pardoned William all the debts due from him to the king both for fines 
and amercements and for other his debts and for the debts of John de 
Vescy, his deceased brother, and other his ancestors for any cause. 

The like to the sheriff of York. 

March 17. To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent, or to his sub-escheators 

Canterbury, in COS. Southampton and Wilts. Adam de la Forde, son and heir of 

Claricia de Albiniaco, has shown the king that although Claricia at her 

death held nothing of the king in chief or otherwise, the escheator has 



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1298. 



March 24. 
Thurrock. 



March 29. 

Eotherhithe. 



April 1. 

Westminster, 



March 7. 
Westminster. 



April 8. 
Westminster , 



Membrane 12 — cont, 

taken into the king's hands all the lands in those counties whereof she 
was seised at her death in her demesne as of fee as if she had held them 
of the king : the king, not wishing to injure Adam in this behalf, but 
wishing rather to deal graciously with him in consideration of his laudable 
service to the king in Flanders and elsewhere, orders the escheator not to 
intermeddle further with the said lands, and to restore the issues thereof, 
if he ascertain that Claricia held nothing of the king in chief or otherwise. 
The like to the same or to his sub-escheator in co. Essex. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
granted by his letters patent, on 17 March, in the 26th year of his reign, 
to God and the king's free chapel of St. Michael, Pemcrish, to W. arch- 
bishop of Dublin, dean of that place, a messuage, a mill and a virgate of 
land in Pemcrish that formerly belonged to William de la More, 
deceased, which the king had lately recovered as his right in his court 
before John de Berewyk and his fellows, his justices then in eyre in 
CO. Stafford, against the said William by consideration of that court, to 
have and to hold to the archbishop and his successors, archbishops of 
Dublin, deans of that chapel, of the king in frank almoin, the king orders 
the treasurer and barons to discharge John de Cadamo, his clerk, to whom 
he lately committed the lands by writ of the exchequer during pleasure 
for 40s. yearly, of the said yearly sum from the date of the grant to the 
archbishop. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Whereas the justiciary and treasurer 
of Ireland have sent a certain quantity of corn from Ireland to that 
county for the munition of the castle of Carlisle by the king's order ; 
the king orders the sheriff to cause the corn to be carried to the castle 
without delay J and to cause it to be delivered to J. bishop of Carlisle, the 
constable of that castle, for the provision thereof. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to 
John, duke of Britanny, or his attorney, the castle of Richmond and all 
John's lands that were taken into the king's hands by reason of the w^ar 
between the king of France and the king, together with the stock, corn 
and all other goods and chattels now^ in the same, as the king has granted 
them to John to be held during the truce (suferencid) between the king 
and the king of France. By K. 

To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause to 
be replevied to Henry de Ley burn during the king's will all the lands, 
goods and chattels of him and Elizabeth, his wife, which the king caused 
to be taken into his hands by reason of Henry's trespass in marrying 
Elizabeth without the king's licence, the king having previously granted 
her marriage to John le Latimer, whom Henry has found security in 
chancery to satisfy for the value of the marriage. By C. 

To the sheriff of Kent and to the coroners of that county. Whereas it 
was found by an inquisition taken by them by the king's order and 
returned into chancery under their seals that Williaui atte Childerne rose 
from his bed when out of his mind {morho ductus frenetico) and drowned 
himself in a well (puteo), and that the goods and chattels found in his 
hands were taken into the king's hands for this reason, and that they 
were William's own goods : the king orders them to deliver the goods and 
chattels to Joan, late the wife of William, upon her finding them main- 
prise to answer for them to the king before his justices at the first assize 
in those parts if they ought to pertain to him. 



26 EDWARD I. 



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1298. 

April 10. 

Westminster. 



April 10. 
Westminster. 



April 11. 

Westminster. 



April 10. 

Westminster. 



April 8. 
Westminster. 



April 11. 
Westminster 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver Thomas le Mareschal 
of Aulton, Alice, his wife, and Nicholas, his son, who are imprisoned at 
Winchester for the death of Geoffrey Godemay, whereof they are appealed, 
in bail to twelve mainpernors each, as the king learns by an inquisition 
taken by the sheriff that they are appealed thereof out of hatred and 
malice and not because they are guilty. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the prior and brethren of the Friars Preachers at Winchester to 
have in the forest of La Bere four leafless oak -stumps for fuel, of the 
king's gift. 

By K. on the information of brother Walter de Winterburne. 

To the constable of Notingham castle. Whereas the king lately 
ordered him at the instance of Robert de Basinges to receive from him 
Peter le Blund of Douay and to keep him safely in that castle at Robert's 
expense until otherwise ordered by the king : the king now orders the 
constable to deliver Peter to Robert or to his attorney when required to 
do so by Robert. 

To the barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Notification that the king 
has granted to Hugh Purcel, in consideration of his good service in 
Flanders and elsewhere, that he may pay the 300 marks due from him to 
that exchequer, for the arrears of his account for the time when he was 
sheriff of the county of Tipperary {Tiioerar) and for a fine that he made 
with the king for certain trespasses that he and certain of his men were 
said to have committed against the king, at the rate of 20 marks yearly, 
and order to cause him to have these termS;, and to cause this to be so 
done and enrolled. 

To the treasurer and barons of the said exchequer. The king, pitying 
the poverty of the abbot and convent of Mellifont [de Mellt Fonte), orders 
the treasurer and barons to consider the state of the house, and to so 
ordain for the payment of the 300Z. due from the abbot and convent to 
that exchequer for a fine that they made with the king for habouring 
thieves that answer may be made to the king therefor, and that divine 
service may nevertheless be kept up in that house. 

To Malcolm de Harl[eye], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Mary, late the wife of Humphrey de Bassingburn, to have seisin of the 
manor of Abyndon, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Humphrey and Mary were jointly enfeoffed of the manor 
by Humphrey de Bassingburn, father of the said Humphrey, twenty years 
ago, to have and to hold to them and to Humphrey's heirs, and that Mary 
continued her seisin thereof jointly with Humphrey until his death, when 
the escheator took it into the kings hands, and that it is held of the king 
by the service of half a knight's fee, and the king has taken her fealty 
for it. 

To the bailiffs of Winchelse. Order to cause William Maufee and Joan, 
his wife, to have 15 marks yearly from the ferm of that town, a moiety at 
Easter and a moiety at Michaelmas, as the king has granted this sum to 
them yearly by letters patent from the ferm of that town for Joan's 
maintenance, in consideration of the restitution that they made to him of 
the custody of the gate of his castle of Chester, which he had previously 
delivered to Joan for her maintenance. 



154 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



-|9Qo Membrane 12 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert 
Achard and John Petipas to be acquitted of the 100 marks by which 
Robert made fine with the king for himself and John for the trespass 
committed by them in the king's forest of Pambere, whereof they were 
convicted before Roger de Molis and his fellows, justices appointed to 
hear and determine trespasses in that forest, as the king has pardoned 
Robert this fine by his letters patent. 

To the sanje. Order to acquit Thomas, son and heir of Geoffrey de 
Scalariis, tenant in chief, of 60^. exacted from him for scutage for the 
king's armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth years of his reign, as it 
appears to the king that Thomas was at that time a minor in his wardship. 
It is provided that answer shall be made to the exchequer for scutage of 
the knights' fees that were then held of Thomas. 

By K. on the information of W. de Hamelton. 



MEMBRANE 11. 

April 15. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 
Fulham. county to be elected in place of William de Stormesworth, who is 
incapacitated by deafness and infirmity. ^ 

Assignment of dower to Olive, late the wife of William de Puttone, 
tenant in chief, made on 26 March, 26 Edward, in the presence of John, 
son and heir of the said William. 

There are assigned to her a third of the chief messuage of Putton, co. 
Wilts, with free egress and ingress, to wit the barn {(frmujia) except the 
little chamber on the south side, together with a part of the old garden 
adjoining the barn on the north, containing 72 feet at the south end and 
78 at the north, extended at 6i. a year ; 23| acres and a rood of arable 
land in the same manor, which are extended at 3s. ll^^. yearly, to wit 
6^ acres in the cultura called 'Heygrave' on the east, in Wodeforlang 
2J acres, on Whyteweye 2| acres, an acre extending over the hedge of 
the treasurer [haijavi thesaurar), in the cidtiira called 'Dene' an acre lying 
by itself, an acre called ' Langesturth,' an acre extending over Asshele in 
the cultura called 'Beynlonde,' an acre in La Longebrech, an acre 
in La Dene, half an acre and a rood lying together in La Stonylonde, 
Ij acres in La Oldelonde, an acre in La Heygraveswey, an acre in the 

cultura GdllQdi 'Eynesborgh,' an acre S' There is also assigned to 

her a third of an acre of meadow in the same manor, which {quod) is 
extended at 4c?. yearly. There is also assigned to her a third of the pasture, 
which {que) is extended at 20c/. yearly. 

There are also assigned to her in co. Southampton in the town of 
Berghton a third of a messuage, with a third of a garden, which are 
extended at 2a\ a year, to wit the hall with both doors and the porch 
{porticu) and a part of the barn {grang'), which contains in length 12 feet 
on the north, and a part of the old garden in length towards the north, 
which contains at the eastern end 29 feet in breadth and at the western 
end 21 feet, together with a piece of the new garden of the acquirement 
{de iwrquisit') of the said William. There are also assigned to her 55|^ acres 
of arable land, which are extended at 7s. Id. yearly, to wit in the cultura 
called * Westfeyld* 384 acres, in the cultura called ' Estfeylde ' 8j acres, in 
the field of Muchelton 5i acres, in the cultura called * Hyde ' 3 acres. There 

* The entry appears to be incomplete. 



26 EDWAED I. 



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1298. 



April U. 
Fulham. 



April 17. 
Fulham. 



April 16. 
Fulham. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

are also assigned to her 1^ acres of meadow, which (quod) is extended at 
15t/. yearly, at Okele. There are assigned to her 2.s'. of the rent of John 
Dun, and a third of the pasture, which is extended at 8t/. yearly. 
Sum total of the assignment : 19s. ll^d. 

Le Rey a noble luniime e noatre bien ame man sire Johan de Hades, saluz, 
II nous soi'ient molt bien coment vous feistes arder nne vostre meison es parties 
de Flaundr[es] par nostre volunte e pur nontre priere, e que nous vous 
promeismes qe 7ious averiens ban regard enrers cous en droit dii damage qui 
cous en auriez receu, Mais pur ceo que nous nous trovoms ja p>lus chargez de 
plusures busoignes qe nous ne quidioms al oure qe nous departils^mes de dela, 
vous prioms molt qe votes vous en vuellez sujf'rir bonement soueaux tant que 
entour la quinzeine de la Seint Michel procheinenient a venir ; e lors coloms 
que vous enveez a nous aucun certein Jiomme de qui vous cous Jiez e qui nous 
avise fleinemeyit en bone foi sur tote la certeinete de la busoigne, e de ce qe le 
damage amonte, e nous y mettroms, se Dieu plest, tieu consail a cele houre 
que vous vous en deverez tenir appaez par reison. Dojilez] a Fulham, le xiiij. 
jour d'Averil, [^^Ancient Corresp)ondencej Vol, XY, no» 117.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
abbot of St. Peter's, Ghent, to be acquitted of 40/. at which he was 
amerced before John de Berewyco and his fellows, justices last in eyre in 
CO. Kent, for a toll unjustly taken by him in the king's highway at Green- 
wich, as the king has pardoned him this amercement at the instance of 
Amadeus, count of Savoy. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the community of Douai. The king thanks them for the honours 
and courtesies shown [to him] when he was last in Flanders and also for 
the lOjOOOZ. of Paris that they then lent to him, and intimates that he 
would have paid this money to John de Turnay and Baldwin of Artois 
{Artislen'), their attorneys sent to him in England, in full soon after his 
return to England if certain impediments had not recently arisen in 
Scotland, of which he was ignorant when he was with them, by reason 
whereof it will be necessary for him to journey to those parts and to 
make great expenditure, so that he will be unable to pay the aforesaid sum 
conveniently before Michaelmas next, as he wished : he therefore requests 
them to defer payment thereof until that term, when he will cause the 
money to be paid in full to their said attorneys or to others whom they 
shall cause to be sent to him in this behalf, and he will save them harm- 
less concerning it, as he has told their attorneys by word of mouth. 

The like to the mayor and echevins (scabinis) of Ypres (Ipra) concerning 
lOjOOOZ. of Paris, which he would have paid to Andrew de Brotherlomb 
and John de Loo, their iellow-echeviyis (conscabinis), sent by them to him 
in England, in full soon after his return to England, unless, etc. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Nicholas, 
son and heir of Nicholas Malejneyns, to be acquitted of 20s, at which his 
father was amerced before Nicholas de Turri and his fellows, the late 
king's justices in eyre in co. Kent, in the forty-seventh year of his reign, 
for a disseisin, and of 6s, 8d, by which his father made fine in the said 
king's time, for having a writ, as the king has pardoned him these sums. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

* This appears to be the draft of the letter, omitting the king's style. The words 
' souz nostre priv6 seaV follow the •Don[e^],' but they are struck out. They do not 
appear in the enrolment. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 

April 16. 

Fulham. 



April 21. 
Harrow. 



Membrane 11 — co7it. 

To Robert de Clifford, justice of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place in the king's wood of Notingham, which is within 
the bounds of the forest of Shirewodc. Order to cause Robert de Tybotot, 
constable of Notingham castle, to have rods (virfjas) to make hurdles for 
the works of the king's weirs there. 

To John Botetourt, keeper of the forest of Dene. Order to cause Henry 
de Lancastria, the king's nephew, to have in that forest rods and timber 
in order to make his weirs of the Severn and of Rodelegh therewith, of the 
king's gift and as was wont to be done at other times. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. John son of Thomas has shown 
the king that whereas certain men of Ireland were outlawed for the death 
of Richard Harold at the suit of his father by consideration of the king's 
court of Ireland, and he has besought the king not to admit them to his 
peace until they shall have satisfied those concerned for this and other 
trespasses committed by them against the king's peace, the king, wishing 
to accede as far as right will permit to John's prayers, in consideration 
of his good service to him in Flanders, orders the justiciary not to 
admit such outlaws to his peace unless they will stand to right in 
the king's court according to the law and custom in those parts for the 
death aforesaid and for other trespasses that they may have committed 
against his peace in those parts when any one shall wish to speak against 
them. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. John 
son of Thomas has shown to the king that although the king lately ordered 
them by writ under the seal that he uses in Ireland, upon the testimony 
of John, then archbishop of Dublin, and Geoffrey de Geynvill, to pay to 
him from the treasury 515^. for his costs and expenses expended by him, 
by the order and ordinance of Stephen de Fuleburn, late archbishop of 
Tuam and justiciary of Ireland, and of others of the king's council there, 
in attacking the king's enemies and rebels in the land of Connagh[t] in 
the time of the war in those parts, and that the treasurer and chamberlains 
have nevertheless hitherto deferred paying him this sum. As the king 
wishes to be more fully certified of the cause of non-payment, he orders 
them to certify him under the seal of the exchequer of Dublin as to the 
cause aforesaid and their proceedings in regard to it. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. John son of Thomas has 
suggested to the king that during the truce between him and Richard de 
Burgo, earl of Ulster, entered into before the justiciary in the king's court 
of Ireland, the earl and his men inflicted enormous trespasses and divers 
grievances upon John and his men in the parts of Connaught {Connac) 
and elsewhere in Ireland, contrary to the form of the truce and of the 
king's peace : the king therefore orders the justiciary to call before him 
the parties aforesaid and to hear the reasons on both sides, and to cause 
due justice to be done to John concerning the premises, in accordance 
with the form of the truce and as ought to be done in accordance with 
the law and custom of those ^arts. By K. and C. 

To the fermors of the king's mills and bridge at Chester. Order to pay 
to Robert de Crevequer 22 L lOs. Or/, for the quinzaine of Easter last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him, in recompence for his surrender 
and grant to the king of a moiety of the manor of Saham, of the custody 
of the castle of Beston, co. Chester, for life and 100s. yearly for the 
custody thereof and also 40^. yearly from the issues of the said mills and 
bridges, one moiety at the quinzaine of Easter and the other at the 
quinzaine of Michaelmas. 



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157 



1298. 

April 24. 
St. Albans. 



April 23. 

St. Albans. 



Membrane 11 — co7it. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the 
executors of R. late bishop of Salisbury of 200 marks exacted from him 
for his service as below, as he paid 100 marks into the king's wardrobe on 
Wednesday the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas, in the fifth year 
of the reign, to Master Thomas Bek, then keeper of the wardrobe, for a 
moiety of his service of five knights' fees, which he acknowledged to the 
king for his army of Wales in the aforesaid year, and he paid another 100 
marks on Sunday the feast of St. Luke, in the tenth year of the reign, to 
Master William de Luda, keeper of the wardrobe, by which he made fine 
with the king for the service of two knights' fees for the army of Wales 
in the same year, as appears by inspection of the king's letters patent 
made to the bishop. 

To the same. Order to cause the executors of the will of William de 
Vescy to be acquitted of the debts due to the king for all fines and 
amercements into which he fell and for other debts of his and of John de 
Vescy, his brother, deceased, and of other his ancestors, as the king 
pardoned him these debts by his letters patent. 



MEMBRANE 10. 

April 26. To the same. Whereas the king lately caused the temporalities of 
St. Albans, the archbishopric of Canterbury to be taken into his hands for certain 
reasons, and certain of the issues thereof have been levied, as he learns, 
for his use by his ministers appointed for the custody of the temporah ties: 
he now, wishing to show favour to R. archbishop of Canterbury in this 
behalf, orders them to call before them at the exchequer the ministers 
aforesaid and to hear their account of the time when the temporalities 
were in the king's hands, and to allow to the archbishop in the debts due 
from him to the exchequer as much as they shall ascertain to have been 
levied for the king's use from the temporalities. [Prynne, Becords, iii, 
T. 787.] 

April 25. To the same. Whereas Robert son of Walter, who was lately in 
St. Albans. Gascony in the king's service, was unable to levy and answer to the king 
for the ferm due to him for the castle of Bere and co. Meronyth, which 
he held at ferm by the king's commission at the time of the last war in 
Wales, by reason of that war, as the king understands, for which reason 
the king, wishing to show Robert favour on account of his service afore- 
said, ordered them to acquit him of the arrears of the ferm during the 
time of the war, so far as they should ascertain the ferm to be due to the 
king for that time, and to cause him to have respite for the remainder of 
the arrears for which he was bound to answer to the king for the time of 
peace, for so long as he should be in the king's service aforesaid or until 
the king should otherwise ordain : the king, wishing to show him further 
favour, has pardoned him all arrears of the ferm for all the time during 
which he held the castle and county, both in time of peace and in time of 
war, and orders them to cause him to be acquitted thereof accordingly. 

By K. 

April 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Whereas 

St. Albans, William le Ware, burgess of Cork, lately granted to the king fifteen tuns 

of wine and found sureties for payment thereof, in order that he might 

by the king's licence make a hole through the wall of the said town 

and might take a ship of his that he had caused to be built within 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 



April 26. 

St. Albans. 



April 26. 
St. Albans. 



April 27. 

St. Albans. 



April 2G. 
St. Albans, 



Membrane 10 — cont, 

the walls {infra amhitnm wnri) to the water through the middle of the 
wall, and that he might repair the wall thus perforated at his own cost, 
and he has paid the king six tuns of wine and has suitably repaired the 
wall, as he says ; the king, wishing to show favour to him for divers 
damages and losses incurred by him in the king's service, as the king 
learns by the testimony of trustworthy persons, has pardoned him the 
nine tuns of wine in arrear, provided that he shall have repaired the wall 
as is aforesaid : he therefore orders them to cause William and his 
sureties to be acquitted of the aforesaid nine tuns of wine in form afore- 
said. 

To Matthew de Columbar[iis], taker of the king's wine of the right 
prise throughout England. Whereas the king lately granted by his 
letters patent to the abbot and convent of St. Edward's place, Netley 
{Leteletje), a tun of wine of his right prise at Southampton, to be received 
from the taker of his wines there within the feasts of Christmas and the 
Purification for the celebration of divine service in their church, and 
three tuns for the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth years of the reign and 
for the present year are in arrear, as they say : the king orders him, if it 
be so, to cause the abbot and convent to have the said three tuns at once. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to pay to the abbot 
of Vale Royal, in accordance with the tenor of the king's writ of liberate in 
their hands, the 20^. that the king ordered them to pay yearly to the abbot 
until the remainder of 1,000 marks by which Richard de Hedersete made 
fine with the king for certain trespass charged against him, and which the 
king assigned to the abbot for the works of the king's abbey aforesaid, have 
been paid paid in full. 

To John Boteturt, keeper of the forest of Dene. Order to cause John 
Giffard to have in that forest twelve roe-bucks, of the king's gift. By K. 

To the same. Order to permit John Giffard to chase and take twelve 
harts in that forest, which the king has granted to him. By K. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause Nicholas de Sancto Mauro to have in the forest of Savernak six oaks fit 
for timber, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of the Gerards (Gerardoruni), 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king has 
granted respite to the executors of the will of Edmund, his late brother, 
for all debts due from him to the exchequer on the day of his death, for 
the execution of his will, which debts are exacted from him by summons 
of his \lncom'plete~\ . 

To 0. bishop of Lincoln. Order to cause to be restored to Simon de 
Beauveys, parson of the church of Wotton near Northampton, his church 
aforesaid, which the bishop lately caused to be sequestrated by the king's 
order, because Simon is an alien and of the power of the king of France, 
with other churches of aliens of that power in his diocese, and not to 
molest or aggrieve him concerning his church or anything belonging to 
it, as the king wishes to show him special favour at the instance of Philip 
de Beauveys, his yeoman. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

cause the Friars Preachers of London to have in the king's wood of 

Haveringbure, which is within the bounds of the forest of Essex, seven 

leafless oak- stumps [robora folia non portancia) for fuel, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of brother Walter de Wyntreburn, 



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1298. 

April 28. 
St. Albans. 



April 26. 

St. Albans. 



Membrane 10 — conU 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Although Matthew 
Horn of Wynchelese lately mainperned before the king to answer at the 
exchequer for all the goods and chattels that belonged to Stephen 
Germeyn of Wynchelese, who was outlawed for the death of Eobert de 
Rollesby of Great Yarmouth, which were taken into the king's hands for 
that reason ; as the outlawry aforesaid has now been annulled by 
consideration of the king's court, and Stephen and Matthew have hitherto 
rendered to the king long and faithful service, the king has granted the 
goods and chattels to Stephen : he therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to permit him to have them, and to discharge Matthew from the 
goods and chattels, which are exacted from him by means of the 
mainprise. By K. 

To the king's bailiffs of the Middle Hundred of Ludilande. Whereas 
the barons of the Cinque Ports and the bailiffs and burgesses of Yarmouth 
have submitted themselves to the king's ordinance concerning all the 
controversies and disputes that lately arose between them, as is contained 
in their letters patent in the king's hands, and the king has now caused 
his award {dictum) concerning the controversies to be begun, to wit that 
good peace shall be inviolably observed between them henceforth both by 
land and by sea ; he orders the bailiffs to observe that peace so far as in 
them lies, and not to inflict upon the barons of the Cinque Ports or their 
men any wrong, annoyance or damage by land or by sea, in their persons 
or goods, under pain of forfeiture of life and limbs, lands, goods and 
chattels, and of everything that they can forfeit. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
executors of the will of Edmund, the king's late brother, to have respite 
during the king's will for all debts due to the exchequer, as the king has 
granted to them such respite. 

To the same. Order to cause Blanche, queen of Navarre, late the wife 
of the said Edmund, to have like respite. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Whereas the king has many times ordered 
them to cause to be replevied Henry de Wengham, Thomas le Pottere, 
Adam Mannyng, Nicholas fiz la Veue, John Sherewynd, John Dudeman, 
William Knyf, Laurence de Hameldon, Adam de Hamme, Peter le Ladde, 
Roger Norreys, William Champion and William de Harpedenn, whom 
Edward, earl of Cornwall, Simon de Grenhull and John de Heddesoure 
took and imprisoned, unless they had been taken by special order of the 
king or of his chief justice, or for the death of a man, or for the king's 
forest, or for any other offence {retto) for which they were by the custom 
of England irrepleviable, or to signify to the king why he would not or 
could not do so; and he has returned that the bailiffs of the honour 
of Walingford, whom he caused to have return of the king's writs 
previously directed to him in this matter, have made answer to him that 
the aforesaid men have not yet been replevied because they harboured in 
a ship of theirs Simon de Clyveden, who slew in their presence William 
le Rous of Aldermanston, and that they afterwards refused to deliver 
Simon's body when the king's bailiffs came to them and demanded from 
them that his body should be delivered to them as the king's felon, and 
that they afterwards permitted Simon to go away by night : the king, 
because they are prepared to put themselves upon the country, orders the 
sheriff, if it be so, to cause them to be delivered upon their finding him 
mainpernors to have them before the king's justices at the first assize 
when they come to those parts* 



160 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1298. 

Jan. 22. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Langley. 



April 11. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 2. 
Stirling. 



Sept. 10, 
Carlisle. 



Sept. 24. 

Stanwix 

(Steymvegge), 



Membrane 10 — Schedule. 

Warantie diernw. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order not to put Robert de Wylghby in 
default because he did not appear on Monday after St. Thomas the Apostle 
in the suit in the sheriil"s county [court] by the king's writ between Robert 
and Peter de Gipthorp, John le Chaumberleyn, William Crude, Alan 
Faukes, John Tunnok and John de Tynton, concerning the unjust taking 
and detaining of his cattle, as he was in the king's service by his order on 
that day. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

To the same. Order not to put Stephen de Stanham in default because 
he did not appear on the aforesaid day in the suit in the said court without 
the king's writ between him and Bernard Iter and Godfrey le Clerk con- 
cerning the unjust taking and detaining of his chattels, as he was in the 
king's service by his order on that day. 

To the keeper and sheriffs of London. Order not to put Geoffrey le 
Hurer in default because he did not appear on the morrow of the 
Purification last in the suit in the busting of London before the keeper 
and sheriffs by writ of right between Ralph Daraz, demandant, and Robert 
Deumars, tenant, concerning a messuage and three shops in London, in 
which Robert vouched him to warranty against Ralph, as he was in the 
king's service by his order on that day. *•"* Trans[cnptum] fnit. 

Here the king returned to England. 

To the sheriff of Dublin, Order not to put Roger de Smalrys and 
Henry le Serjaunt in default because they did not appear on Tuesday 
after St. Ambrose last in the suit in the county [court] of Dublin without 
the king's writ between Brother Thomas, prior of St. Katharine's near 
Leixlip {Saltum Sahnonis) and them concerning the unjust taking and 
detaining of the prior's cattle, as they were in the king's service by his 
order on that day. 

To Adam de Crok[edayke] and William Ing. Order not to put John 
Lovel in default because he did not appear on Wednesday after St. 
James in the assize of mort d' ancestor that William de Stock, Richard 
de Pykworth, and Joan, late the wife of Roger le Cumber of Pusye, 
arramed before them against the said John concerning two parts of a 
messuage, of a mill, of a carucate of land and of thirty acres of wood in 
Little Weldon, as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

To the sheriff of York. Order not to put John By set in default because 
he did not appear on Monday after the Assumption last in the suit before 
the sheriff in his county [court] by the king's writ between John and 
William son of David of this that William should render to him his 
account of the time when he was John's bailiff in Norht Elmeshale, as he 
was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put Robert de Cleseby in 
default because he did not appear on Monday the morrow of the 
Purification in the suit before them by the king's writ between John de 
Cleseby and Robert concerning a debt of lOOL exacted from Robert by 
John, as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 



* Added in a minute, contemporary hand.- 



26 EDWAED I. 



161 



1298. 
Oct. 8. 
Jedburgh. 



Oct. 19. 
Wark. 



Oct. 26. 

Chester-le- 

Street 

(CeHtr\)uxUi 

Jhinohn'). 



Nov. 6. 
Durham. 



Membrane 10 — Schedule — cont. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order not to put Robert de 
Bardelby, king's clerk, in default because he did not appear on Monday 
the octave of Michaelmas in the suit before them in the busting of London 
by the king's writ between him and Robert Baret and the abbot of 
Ivirkestede concerning the unjust taking and detention of the chattels of 
Robert and Robert, as he was in the king's service by his order on that 
day. 

To John de Bat[esford] and Roger de Hegham. Order not to put 
Henry de Urtiaco in default because he did not appear on Saturday before 
St. Margaret at the taking of the assize of mort d'ancestor that he arramed 
before them against Walter de Romeseye concerning a messuage, a 
carucate of land, and 19.s'. id. yearly of rent in Pipelpenne and North- 
penret, as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

By K. on the testimony of Robert son of Payn. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Chester. Order not to put John de Cestria, 
clerk, in default because he did not appear on Monday after St. Luke in 
the suit before them in 'their court by the king's writ of right between 
Robert son of John le Chaumberleyn, demandant, and Robert le Bolour 
and Agnes, his wife, tenants, concerning a messuage in Chester, as to 
which Robert and Agnes vouched him to warranty, as he was in the king's 
service by his order on that day. 

To the same. Like order in favour of the said John for not appearing 
in the aforesaid suit on Monday the morrow of All Souls. 



April 26. 

St. Albans, 



Membrane 9. 

To the sheriff' of Leicester. Order to deliver to Blanche, queen of 
Navarre, late the consort of Edmund, the king's brother, tenant in chief, 
the manor of Leicester, with the manors of Hinkele, Shelton and Dersford, 
the chace of Leicester, together with the parks of Hinkele, Dersford, and 
Tola we, in that county, which are extended at 158L 145. 10|<^^. a year, as 
the king has assigned them to her as dower of all the lands whereof 
Edmund was seised in his demesne as of fee at his death, excepting the 
lands of the earldom of Ferrers, and 40 marks yearly of rent in the manor 
of Gunthorp, co. Nottingham, and excepting the lands that belonged to 
him in co. Northumberland, which are not yet extended. 

In like manner there are assigned to her in co. Derby the town of 
Essheburn, with the hamlets of Underwode, Bredlowe, Bentleye, Thorp, 
Mapelton, Eyton, Hunsindon, Alsop, Peverwyz, Hokenaston, Caldelowe, 
Kersington, Crumford, Snyterton, Wedenesleye, Hopton, Middelton and 
Bonteshale Superior, which are extended at 142Z. 6.9. Scf., and the manor 
of Wyrkesworth, with the hamlets of Irton and Maltok {sic), the mill 
and the profit of the wapentake of Wirkesworth, which are extended at 
111. 3s. 8(Z. yearly. 

In like manner there are assigned to her in co. Northampton 26s. Sd. 
yearly of rent in Dodeford, 41s. Id. of rent in Essheby St. Leger, a horse- 
mill in the same town, which is extended at 10s. yearly, a plot (placea) of 
meadow in Lilleburn called ' le Wythibed,' which is extended at 12d'. 
yearly, and the profit of the great court of Leicester such as in fines and 
amercements in that county, which is extended at 81. yearly. 

In like manner there are assigned to her in co. Wilts 77s. of the rent of 
free tenants and 78s. 8id. of the rent of customary-tenants and of cotters 
in the manor of Everle* 



4351 



162 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1298. 

May 10. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause Hugh de Nevill, son and 
heir of John de Nevill, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands that 
his father held at his death of the king in chief, as the king has taken his 
homage. 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 
Essex. Devon. 

Buckingham. Lincoln. 



May 1. 

Dingley 
[Dynnede], 



April 26. 

St. Albans, 



May 4. 
Harleston. 



May 10. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Robert 
de Veer, earl of Oxford, in the 20 marks yearly that he ought to receive 
at the exchequer and that his ancestors were wont to receive there for the 
third penny of the county of Oxford, lOi^. yearly due from him to the 
exchequer for the ferm of the manor of Gelham, both for times past and 
to come, and to satisfy him for the remaining five marks as was wont to 
be done to him and his ancestors in times past. By K. 

To the same. Whereas the king lately ordered the abbot of St. 
Radegund's near Dover and the prior of St. Martin's, Dover, to go in 
person to the castle of Dover, and there in the presence of Stephen de 
Penecestre, then constable of the castle, who is now deceased, to see the 
king's wines that were placed in the castle for dead stores (ad mortuam 
(^arnisonam) thereof before the disturbance in the realm, and, if they should 
find them in such condition that they could one way or another make 
profit thereof for the king, to cause the profit to be made as quickly as 
possible by Stephen's testimony, as they should deem best for the king's use, 
and if the wines were altogether putrid and of no value, to do with them 
what should seem fit to them according to their and Stephen's discretion 
and counsel ; and the abbot and prior wrote back to the king that they 
had caused twenty- seven tuns of the wine that were altogether putrid 
and of which no profit could be made for the king to be thrown away ; 
whereupon the king, on 16 May, in the sixth year of his reign, ordered 
that Stephen should be wholly acquitted of the said twenty- seven tuns, 
as appears to him by inspection of the rolls of his chancery ; and the 
treasurer and barons nevertheless exact these tuns from the executors of 
Stephen's will, as he understands : the king orders them, if this be so, to 
cause the executors to be acquitted of these tuns of wine. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause Robert de Folevill to have 
seisin of a messuage and a bovate of land in Gaddesby, as the king learns 
by an inquisition taken by the sheriff' that the messuage and lands, which 
Henry son of John de Bracebrugg, who was outlawed for felony, held, 
have been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Henry held 
them of Robert, and that the township of Gadde[s]by has had the king's 
year and day, for which it ought to answer to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Robert 
Tybetot, constable of Notingham castle, has incurred divers expenses 
about the works of the castle from the time when he had the custody 
thereof by the king's commission, the king, wishing to show him special 
favour in this behalf, has granted to him respite for all the debts due to 
the exchequer by reason of the custody of that castle until he shall have 
rendered his account for the time when he had the custody of the castle : 
the king therefore orders them to cause him to have such respite, and to 
audit his account, and to certify the king under the seal of the exchequer 
of the debts that Robert owes the king upon the account. By K. 



26 EDWARD I. 



163 



1298. 



May 11. 

Thetford. 



May 11. 

Culford. 



May 26. 

York. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Notifica- 
tion that the king has granted licence to the abbot of Westminster to fell 
his wood of Kellevedene, which is within the bounds of the forest of 
Essex, and to take timber thence and to carry it away in order to rebuild 
his houses within his abbey that were lately burnt, and that he may make 
his other convenience thereof at his will, and order to permit him to do 
so. By K. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. As Bobert de Ho, knight, of co. Bedford, 
Ed[mund] de Ho of co. Cambridge, John de Swyneford of co. Northamp- 
ton and John de Welnetham of co. Lincoln have mainperned before the 
king that Thomas de Swyneford shall find the king in his service in his 
war in Scotland an armed man with a barded {cooperto) horse during the 
war, the king has pardoned Thomas and Margaret, his wife, their trespass 
in entering certain lands in Noketon and Dunston, in the aforesaid county 
[of Lincoln], that are held of the king in chief without the king's licence 
by the feoffment of Norman Darcy, deceased, which lands were taken into 
the king's hands by reason of the trespass aforesaid: the king orders the 
sheriff to deliver the lands to Thomas and Margaret, if they were taken 
into the king's hands solely for this reason. By K. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Whereas the king has often ordered him to 
cause to be replevied Simon atte Cherche of Gynnyngham, whom the 
sheriff had arrested, unless he had been taken by special order of the king 
or of his chief justice, or for the death of a man, or for the king's forest, 
or for any other offence {retto) for which he was by the custom of England 
irrepleviable, or to signify to the king why he would not or could not do 
so ; and he has signified that he had not caused Simon to be replevied 
because he is charged with harbouring William Spryggy, indicted of the 
death of Eobert Gerard, which William has not yet been taken : the king, 
wishing to show Simon favour because he is prepared to put himself 
upon the country concerning this, orders the sheriff to release him on 
mainprize. 

To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Guy de Watervill, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause Stephen de Abyndon to have 
seisin of a messuage and a moiety of a virgate of land in Brunesmorton, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the messuage 
and moiety, which Alice la Brune, who was hanged for felony, held, have 
been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that she held them of 
Stephen, and that they are still in the king's hands, and that Stephen has 
had the king's year and day thereof, for which he ought to answer to the 
king. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Hugh son of Richard Levesone of Grymesby, 



May 28. To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to pay to Malcolm de Droman, knight, 

York. Nigel de Kilpatrik, Reginald son of Reginald le Chien and Reginald de 
Sancto Claro, esquires, the king's prisoners lately taken in the conflict at 
Dumbar in Scotland and detained in the castle of Kenel worth, their wages, 
to wit Malcolm 4:d, and each of the esquires Sd, and to each of their 
keepers Sd, a day, until otherwise ordered. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 



16* CALENDAE OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



2298. Membrane 8. 

May 28. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the king learns that 

York. tjie bakers and brewers and millers in that city do not execute their offices 
frequently enough [minus bene frequent ei* ae habent in officiis suis), and that 
evil-doers going about the city by night with swords and bucklers and 
other arms, both at the procurement of others and of their own malice, 
beat and maltreat men and commit other outrages and enormities against 
the king's peace ; the king by his council, wishing to apply a suitable 
remedy for these things and to strike the offenders and others with fear of 
offending, orders the mayor and sheriffs to so castigate such bakers, brewers, 
and evil-doers by bodily pains and other torments {flagivia) to be provided 
at their discretion that they shall strike others in like cases with fear of 
offending, and that all corn to be ground at the mills within the city and 
without shall be delivered by weight to the millers, so that the millers shall 
answer for the flour thence proceeding by the like weight. These things 
and all others pertaining to the office of mayor of that city and to the 
preservation of the king's peace there they shall cause to be observed 
inviolably. [Translated by Eiley, Memorials of London^ p. 86, from copy 
of original writ in the city archives. Of. Sharpe, Calendar of Letter Books 
. . , of the City of London, Book B, p. 217.] 

May 28. To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Whereas 

York. Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, has granted to the Friars Preachers of 
New Sarum thirteen oaks fit for timber in his wood of Penchyt, which is 
within the bounds of the forest of Clarendon, for the works of their church 
there, the king orders the justice to permit the Friars to fell the oaks and 
to carry them away. 

To John de Lythegr[eyne8], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Isabel, late the wife of William de Vescy, tenant in chief, to have seisin 
of all the lands that they held of the king of her inheritance on the day 
of William's death by reason of the lands of John de Balliolo being in the 
king's hands, as the king has taken her fealty therefor. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Notification 
that the king has granted licence to Henry de Lascy, earl of Lincoln, to 
enclose with a wall a plot of land pertaining to the manor of Wadenham, 
CO. Northampton, that Alesia de Lascy, his mother, holds in dower of his 
inheritance, which plot is within the bounds of the forest of Eokingham 
and contains thirty acres [measured] by the king's forest perch, and which 
the earl holds of his mother's grant, and that he may make a park thereof 
at his will, and may hold it thus enclosed and made into a park to him 
and his heirs for ever without hindrance from the king or his heirs, or from 
the justices, foresters, verderers and other ministers of the forest : the king 
therefore orders the justice to permit the earl to enclose the plot and to 
make a park there and to hold it. 

To J. de Lithegreins, escheator this side Trent. It is shown to the 
king by the dean and chapter of St. Peter's, York, that whereas they 
impleaded before the king's justices at Westminster Eobert le Pestour by 
the king's ^rit concerning a messuage and twenty-four acres of land in 
Drayton, and Eobert, while the plea was pending in court, rendered the 
messuage and land to them outside the court, the escheator has taken the 
messuage and land into the the king's hands by reason of the statute of 
mortmain. As the king wishes to show favour to the dean and chapter 
in his behalf, he orders the escheator to restore the messuage and land to 
the dean and chapter, if they are in his hands solely for this reason. 



26 EDWAED L 



165 



1298. 



June 2. 

Market 

Weighton 

(Wighton). 

June 1, 

Market 

Weighton. 



May 29. 
York. 



June 3. 
Beverley. 



June 3. 
Beverley. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. John son of Thomas has shown 
the king that when he was with the king in his service in Flanders, 
certain Irish malefactors and disturbers of the king's peace burnt his 
town of Rathymegan, and committed homicides, robberies and arson in 
the lands adjoining, and he has besought the king to grant to him 
the king's service of Ireland, to have and receive for one occasion, 
in aid of a fortress {fortalicii) to be constructed anew against the 
said Irish in those parts, for the benefit of the king's land of Ireland and 
for the better keeping of the king's peace there hereafter : the king, 
wishing to grant John's petition so far as can be done conveniently, orders 
the justiciary to call together all those of the king's council there, and to 
have full treaty and consideration of this petition, and if it shall seem 
that it will result to the advantage of the king's land aforesaid and the 
better keeping of his peace there, to grant to John such service according 
to the justiciary's discretion. 

By K. on the information of J. de Bensted. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Richard de Stokbri gg, deceased. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
cause Joan, late the wife of Bartholomew de Sudleye, to have in the 
forest of Chicchewode six bucks, of the king's gift. By K. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. As the king learns that the 
justiciary has taken into the king's hands the lands in Ireland that are of 
the purparty of Maud de Kyme and Agatha de Mortuo Mari falling to 
them of the inheritance of the Marshals, which were in their hands on 
the day when William de Vescy died, and that he still detains them, at 
which the king marvels : the king orders him, if it is so and if there be 
no other reason why the lands ought to be taken into the king's hands, 
to cause them to be restored to Maud and Agatha, to hold them as they 
did before William's death. If there be any such reason for taking the 
lands into the king's hands, he shall certify the king concerning it under 
his seal. 

To Nicholas Fermbaud, constable of Bristol castle. The king in 
consideration of the good service that Richard Si ward rendered to him in 
Flanders, orders Nicholas to cause Richard, son of the said Richard, who 
is imprisoned in that castle, to have alleviation {alUviacionem) of the irons 
by which he is detained and also of the hardship {dfcricia) of prison, and 
to assign to him a chamber with a private chamber in the castle, but so 
that he shall be safely and securely kept. 

To the sheriif of Bedford and Buckingham. Order to respite until 
Michaelmas next the demand made upon Roger Lestrange {Extraneo) for 
the issues of his lands forfeited before any justices of the king, as the king 
has pardoned him the forfeited issues. 

The like to the sheriffs of Essex and Hertford and Stafford. 

Memorandxivi, that John de Langeton, the king's chancellor, here went 
from court to the archbishop of Canterbury. ^ 

To Robert de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Whereas 
the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, ought to have by the charter 
of king R[ichard], the king's predecessor, a tenth of the king's venison 
taken in co. York, and they and their predecessors have been always wont 
to have such tenth from the time of the making of the charter : the king 



166 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 



June 8. 
Kirkham^ 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

orders the justice to cause the abbot and convent to have a tenth of the 
venison taken and hereafter to be taken in the forest of Galtres, in that 
county. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 786.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Whereas the 
king granted to William de Valencia, late earl of Pembroke, that he should 
pay a certain sum yearly at certain terms for all the debts due from him 
to the exchequer until they should be paid in full, as may appear to 
them by the king's writ in their hands at the exchequer ; the king has 
granted to Joan, late the wife of William, that she shall have such terms 
as William had for payment of his debts aforesaid ; the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons to examine the writ aforesaid, and to 
cause Joan to have such terms for the said debts, and to cause this to be 
so done and enrolled. By p.s. 

To Edmund, earl of Cornwall. Whereas Malcolm de Harlegh, late 
escheator beyond Trent, delivered to Edmund, by virtue of the king's 
order to deliver to Edmund all wardships and marriages in the king's 
hands in his bailiwick on 3 January last and that might fall in afterwards, 
all the lands of the inheritance of Maud, wife of Peter Malorre, daughter 
of Stephen de Baiocis, in cos. Lincoln and Dorset, which were then in the 
king's hands for certain reasons, as if they were in the king's hand in 
name of wardship, which they were not : the king orders Edmund to 
cause the said lands to be delivered to Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator 
beyond Trent, together with the issues received from them by him.— The 
chancellor ordered this before he left. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
manor of Neuton, which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of 
the death of Henry de Cramavill, as the king learns by an inquisition 
taken by the sheriff that Henry at his death held nothing of the king in 
chief, but that he and his wife Joan held the said manor, to them and to 
the heirs of Henry's body, by the demise of Laurence de Sancto Mauro by 
fine levied between them in the king's court, and that Henry died without 
an heir of his body, and that the manor ought to remain to Joan for her 
life, and that it ought to revert after her death to Laurence's heirs, in 
accordance with the form of the fine. By the treasurer and council. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the 
king has ordered Edmund, earl of Cornwall, to deliver to Walter all the 
lands of the inheritance of Maud, wife of Peter Mallore, daughter of 
Stephen de Baiocis, and the issues thereof [as in the order above to Edmund'] : 
the king orders the escheator to deliver to Peter and Maud a moiety of the 
issues of the said lands when he shall have received them from the earl, 
and also a moiety of the issues thereof to be received by him hereafter 
until otherwise ordered. — The chancellor ordered this before he left. 



June 7. 

Bishop 

Wilton 

(Wilton), 



MEMBRANE 7. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Whereas a ship laden in 
Gascony with wines and other goods and wares of Arnald Lambard of 
Condome, Peter de Luk, Peter de Badefoss', John Lamberd and Bernard 
Chaumberleyn, merchants of Gascony of Bordeaux, was lately wrecked 
on the coast near Yarmouth by the violence of the sea, and the wines and 
other goods and wares thrown on shore in divers place in those counties 
came to the hands of divers men of those counties, as the king learns 



•26 EDWARD 1. 



let 



1298. 



June 8. 
Kirkham. 



June. 12, 

Northallerton. 

June 16. 
Durham. 

June 18. 
Chester, 



June 16. 
Durham. 

June 17. 

Kepier 
(Kypier), 



June 26. 

Brunton 

{Bwrnton), 



Membrane 7 — conU 

from the merchants : the king, wishing to aid them to recover their wines 
and other goods and wares with all lawful speed, orders the sheriff to take 
with him William de Kerdeston and John Aleyn of Yarmouth, and to 
enquire fully into the truth of the premises, and if they find that it is so, 
to cause the wines and other goods and wares to be arrested in the hands 
of whomsoever they may be found, and to cause them or their value to be 
delivered to the merchants or their attorney without delay, so that it 
shall not be necessary for the merchants to have recourse to the king in 
this behalf in the sheriff's default. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
cause Nicholas de Pershut, keeper of the king's manors of Marlebergh and 
Lutegershale, to have ten oaks in the forest of Savernake to make the 
bays {haias) of the king's stew at Marlebergh, and twenty oaks in the 
forest of Chut fit for timber, to repair therewith the houses of the manor 
of Lutger shale. By the treasurer. 

To John de Lythegr[eins], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Mariota, late the wife of Geoffrey de Seburgham, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the 
king's licence. 

To the sheriff' of Lincoln. Order to cause dower to be assigned to 
Lora, late the wife of Gilbert de Gaunt, tenant in chief, from the lands 
that belonged to Gilbert, excepting the manors of Burton (M(?)-on-Humber, 
Folkyngham, Hekinton and Edenham, in that county, which Gilbert 
before his death rendered into the king's hands, to hold to him and his 
heirs for ever, and which the king afterwards rendered to Gilbert to hold 
for life, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry 
without his licence. 

To John de Lythegr[eynes], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to the aforesaid Lora. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John de Kinnebelle, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William de Boyvill, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. The king, wishing to show special favour 
to Robert Giffard, imprisoned at Launceveton for the death of Richard de 
Spekcote, late parson of the church of Parkham, wherewith he is charged, 
orders the sheriff to deliver him from prison upon his finding mainprise 
that he will come to the king in Scotland with horses and arms, there to 
stay in the king's service during his pleasure, and that he will stand to 
right in the king's court upon his return if anyone wish to speak against 
him concerning the said death. By p.s. [1572.] 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Roger de Morle, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Joan, 
late the wife of Henry de Cramavill, tenant in chief, as she has taken 
oath before the king that she will not marry without his licence. — The 
chancellor received her oath before he left. 

To John de Lythegr[eyns], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of Bertinus de Ughtrethessat, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the 
king's licence. 



168 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE BOLLS. 



1298. 
June 21. 
Brunton. 



June 21. 
Brunton. 



June 29. 
Alnwick. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Blanche, late the wife of Edmund, the 
king's brother, tenant in chief, the following lands and tenements, which 
the king has assigned to her in dower from the lands excepted by the king 
when he assigned dower to her at St. Albans on 26 April last, when he 
excepted the lands of the earldom of Ferrers, 40 marks yearly of rent in 
the manor of Gunthorp, and the lands that belonged to Edmund in co. 
Northumberland, which were not then extended, the king having now 
caused them to be extended : the manor of Cropton, co. Derby, which is 
extended at 211. Is. 1^^. yearly ; the manor of Duffeld, with its members 
of Suthwode, Holebrok, Heyegge, Beaurepayr, Allerwaslegh, Edricheshaye, 
Newebiggingge and Holond, and with all the forest of Duff eld and all 
their appurtenances in the same county, which is extended at 242^ 9s. M. 
yearly; the manor of Hertindon, with its member of Croudecote 
and other appurtenances in the same county, which are extended at 
69L 7s. Id, yearly ; certain lands in Bunteshale, in the same county, 
which are appraised at 14^. 6s. 8(/. yearly ; certain lands in Bracington 
in the same county, which are extended at 15Z. Qs. Id, ; certain lands in 
Spondon, in the same county, which are extended at HI, 6s. 5i^/. yearly ; 
certain lands in Pevrewych, with the agistment in the moor there and 
other appurtenances in the same county, which are extended at 20s. 
yearly ; the hundred of Apeltre, in the same county, which is extended at 
21Z. 12s. IrL yearly ; the hundred of Gresele, in the same county, which 
is extended at 6L 16s. Od, yearly ; certain lands in Newebald, in the 
same county, with the perquisites of court and other appurtenances, which 
are extended at U, 12s. Od, yearly. By C. 

The like ' de verbo ad verhim ' to the sheriff of Derby. 

To Walter de Gloucestrpa], escheator beyond Trent. Like order to 
deliver to Blanche the manor of Kaundes, with its members of Scar- 
wygg (sic) J Kyngestede and Haregrave and other appurtenances, in 
CO. Northampton, which are extended at 111, 5s. Sd. yearly. 

The like ' de verbo ad verbum ' to the sheriff of Northampton. 

To John de Lythegrayns, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to the said Blanche the advowson of the church of Duffeld, co. Derby, 
which is extended at 100 marks yearly, as the king has assigned it to her 
as dower of the advowsons of churches that belonged to Edmund. By C. 

To Walter de Gloucestrpa], escheator beyond Trent. Like order to 
deliver to her the advowsons of the church of Eaundes, co. Northampton, 
which is extended at 50Z. yearly ; the advowson of the church of Iren- 
cestre, in the same county, which is extended at 30/. ; the advowson of the 
church of Wulstanton, co. Stafford, which is extended at 60 marks yearly ; 
the advowson of the church of Tatenhull, in the same county, which is 
extended at 60/. yearly ; the advowson of the church of Torpedemer, co. 
Leicester, which is extended at 201. yearly. By C. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to deliver to Lora, late the wife of 
Gilbert de Gaunt, tenant in chief, the following of his lands in the manors 
of Barton-on-Humber, Folkingham, Hekinton and Edenham, co. Lincoln, 
which Gilbert rendered to the king and which the king afterwards 
granted to him for life, to wit the manor of Hekinton, which is extended 
at 77/. 15s. 3^. yearly, and 9/. 3s. A^d. of dry rent in the manor of 
Edenham, which the king has assigned to her in dower. By p.s. 

Afterwards she had the same writ to the escheator beyond Trent under the 
same date. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to deliver to A. bishop of 
Durham the manor of Neuham, which Edmund Comyn held of him, and 



26 EBWAKD I. 



169 



1298. 



Membrane 7 — cont, 

the lands in Wolvedon that Henry de Chartres held of him, as the said 
Edmund and Henry have traitorously deserted the king's fealty and 
obstinately persist in their unfaithfulness, for which reason the manor 
and lands are in the king's hands as forfeited, as the king has granted to 
the bishop what pertains to him of the manor and lands by reason of the 
forfeiture aforesaid. By p.s. 



June 29. 
Alnwick. 



June 29. 
Alnwick. 



July 1. 

Chillingham 

{Chevding- 

ham). 



MEMBRANE 6. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Joan, late the 
wife of John de Wanton, lately impleaded William de Brumfeld by the 
king's writ before John de Metingham and his fellows, justices of the 
Bench, of this, that William should render to her her dower of the free 
tenement that belonged to John in the manor of Ferneth, and William 
propounded in excepting that he held the manor of the king's gift, and 
that he could not and ought not to answer concerning it without the 
king, for which reason the justices superseded the plea ; whereupon 
Joan besought the king by petition exhibited before his council to cause 
justice to be done to her in this matter ; and it was agreed before the 
council that she should have for her dower the value of a third of the 
manor out of lands in the king's hands, and she chose before the justices 
that the value of the said third, which extends to 7/. lOs. Od, according to 
an extent made by the sheriff of Sussex, should be assigned to her in the 
manor of Polhampton, co. Southampton, which is in the hands of John 
de Drokenesford, the king's clerk, by the king's commission ; and it was 
considered by the justices that she shall have the value of the third in the 
manor aforesaid, as appears to the king by the record of the justices sent 
to him : the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause John de 
Drokftnesford to be acquitted of the said 71. 10s. Od. in the ferm of the 
manor for so long as it shall be in his hands. By C. 

William le White, imprisoned at Worcester for the death of Geoffrey 
Child, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Worcester to 
bail him until the first assize. 

Hugh son of Peter le Fevre of Saleford, imprisoned at Bedford for the 
death of John Pesshoun, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Bedford to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Richard, 
bishop of Hereford, to be acquitted of the demand for the service of five 
knights' fees in the king's army of Wales for the tenth year of his reign, 
as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff of Hereford that 
Thomas, the late bishop of Hereford, did his service in the said army by 
the king's order at Buelt for five knights' fees by John Tregoz and John 
Danyel, knights, for two fees, and by Thomas de la Mare, Nicholas le Seculer, 
John de Hurtesleye, Roger de Hurtesleye, John de Walford, and Robert le 
Venur, esquires, for three fees, to wit by each of the said knights and 
esquires with a barded horse, and that they continued the service fully for 
forty days, which service the bishop acknowledged to the king in the same 
army, as appears by inspection of the rolls of the marshalsea of that army. 
[Prynne, Records, i\\j 'p. 787.] 

To the same. Order to acquit the said Richard of scutage for five 
knights' fees in the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, 
which the aforesaid Thomas acknowledged to him in that army, as 
Thomas had his service aforesaid with the king in that army, as appears 
to the king by inspection of the rolls of the marshalsea of that army. 



170 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 

July 9. 

Lauder 

(Loioeder). 



July 18. 

Kirk Liston 

(Temple 

Lyston) . 



July 19. 
Kirk Liston. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

To the same. Whereas the king granted by his letters patent, on 
5 November, in the twenty-second year of his reign [Calendar, p. 103], to 
the prior and convent of Wartre that they should have again and hold a 
carucate of land in Bagoteby, which was taken into the king's hands by 
Hugh de Cressingham and his fellows, late justices in eyre in co. York, 
because they acquired the lordship of the land without the king's licence 
from William de Eos, tenant in chief, and afterwards acquired the land 
itself from Hugh de Bilburgh without any inquisition as to the usual 
articles having been made, which land the king afterwards caused to be 
replevied to the prior and convent, on condition that they should ^answer 
to the exchequer for the issues thereof ; the king orders the treasurer and 
barons to permit the prior and convent to hold the land and its lordship in 
accordance with the form of the grant aforesaid, and to discharge them 
of the issues thereof since the said 5 November. It is provided that 
they shall answer to the king for the issues from the date of its being taken 
into the king's hands up to the said day. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Whereas Thomas de Berkele 
has fnainperned before the king to render the son and heir of Thomas son 
Maurice, tenant in chief, a minor in king's wardship, if the king should 
cause him to be delivered to Margaret, late the wife of the said Thomas 
son of Maurice, his mother, the king's kinswoman : the king orders the 
justiciary to cause the heir to be delivered to his mother by the mainprise 
aforesaid. 

To William de Sutton and John de Godeleye, guardians of the bishopric 
of Ely, the see being void. Order to cause a hundred bucks to be taken, 
salted and dried in the parks of the bishopric during the present grease- 
time {in instanti seisona jdnguedinis), and to cause them to be placed in 
barrels and to be kept safely until 6therwise ordered. [Prynne, Becords, 
iii, p. 786.] 



Like order to cause a 



To Thomas de Weston, bailiff of Hoidernesse. 
hundred does to be taken, salted and dried. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to deliver in bail Walter Coteman of 
Terringge, imprisoned at Maydenestan for the death of Ealph Tacher, 
wherewith he is charged, as the king learns by the record of Luke de la 
Gare and Eichard de Graveneye, justices appointed to deliver that gaol, 
that he slew him in self-defence. 

John de Boys, inprisoned at Maydenestan for the death of Walter le 
Webbe, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Kent to bail 
him. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the king 
learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Eoger son of Eoger 
de Nodariis held at his death a moiety of a virgate of land in WymiUgton 
and the advowson of two parts of the church of that town, in co. Bedford, 
of the heir of Philip Burnel, tenant in, chief, a minor in the king's ward- 
ship, by homage only, and the manor of Chirchehill, co. Oxford, of the 
same heir by homage and the service of Id., and that Eoger held nothing 
in chief as of the crown at his death by reason whereof the custody of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king : the king orders the escheator to retain 
in the king's hands the moiety, advowson and manor aforesaid, and not 
to intermeddle further with the other lands that belonged to Roger. 

By C. 



26 EDWARD I. 



171 



-1 OQQ Membrane 6 — co7it, 

July 29. To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to supersede entirely the levying of 

Stirling, 11 marks from Miles Pychard for the fee of a charter of fair and market 
granted in the twenty- third year of the reign, as Miles paid this sum into 
the wardrobe by the hands of John de Drokenesford, keeper thereof. 

By p.s. [1602.] 

Aug. 9. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Stirling. be elected in place of John le Aumoner, who has no lands in that county 
or elsewhere in the realm to qualify him for that office. 

Aufy. 9. To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Although the 

Stirling. king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator concerning the lands 
that belonged to Eobert Tybotot, tenant in chief, that Robert and Eve his 
wife were jointly enfeoffed of the manors of BoreweUe and Harleston, co. 
Cambridge, and of the manor of Strathale, co. Essex, to them and to the 
heirs of Robert, and that they were jointly enfeoffed thereof on the day of 
Robert's death, the king neverthelesa^-beoftuse it is not found by any deeds 
of feoffment that Eve has produced in chancery for the declaration of her 
right in this behalf that she was jointly enfeoffed with Robert of the 
manor of Strathale or of 140 acres of land in the aforesaid manor of 
Harleston, which Robert acquired from John de Burgo, he orders the 
escheator to retain in the king's hands the manor of Strathale and the 
140 acres in the manor of Harleston until otherwise ordered, and to 
deliver to Eve the manor of Borewell and the other lands of Robert in the 
manor of Harlaston whereof Robert and she were jointly enfeoffed. 
Aug. 11. To the same. Although the inquisitions taken by the escheator con- 

Abercorn. cerning the lands whereof the said Eve was jointly enfeoffed with Robert 
in divers towns in co. Suffolk and that Robert acquired to his manor of 
Nettlestede in the same county are insufficient, the king, wishing to show 
special favour to Eve, orders the escheator to deliver to her the lands in 
the said towns whereof she was enfeoffed jointly with Robert, to be held 
by her until three weeks from Michaelmas next, so that the escheator 
shall then resume them into the king's hands and cause them to be kept 
safely until the king shall otherwise order. 

Membrane 6 — Schedule, 

Aug. 9. To John de Lithegr[eynes], escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 

Stirling. king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that the aforesaid 
Robert and Eve were jointly enfeoffed of the manor of Benteleye, co. 
York, to have and to hold to them and to Robert's heirs of Adam de Novo 
Mercato by the service of a twentieth of a knight's fee and a rose, and that 
Adam held the manor of the honour of Tikehill, which is now in the king's 
hands, by the service of rendering 405. yearly to the ward of Tikehill 
castle: the king, although Eve has not done fealty to him for the 
manor upon this occasion for certain reasons, wishing to show her special 
favour, orders the escheator to deliver the manor to her, to be held for 
three weeks from Michaelmas, so that the escheator may then resume it 
into the king's hands and cause it to be kept safely until otherwise 
ordered, and that the king may then cause to be done what justice shall 
require. 



Aug. 9. 
Stirling. 



MEMBRANE 5. 

To the same. Whereas the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that the aforesaid Robert and Eve held jointly the manor of 
Haghenthweyt of William son of William de Sprotburgh by homage and 



172 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1298, 



Aug. 14. 
Abercorn. 



Aug. 14. 
Abercorn. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

the service of Id, and by the foreign service pertaining to the manor, of 
the gift and feofiment of Peter de Cestria, and that they were jointly seised 
thereof on the day of Eobert's death : the king orders the escheator to 
deliver the manor to Eve, to be held by her in accordance with the form 
of the feoffment, saving the right of the king and of others. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to the aforesaid Eve two messuages, 440 acres of land, 31 acres of meadow, 
10 acres of pasture, 6 acres of wood, 2 mills, 16L 8s. id. of the yearly 
rent of free tenants, 2 messuages and 9i acres of land that two villeins 
hold in villenage, together with their boon-works (operibus) and with a 
rent of sixty-two hens, together with the pleas and perquisites of court and 
other their appurtenances, in Braumford, co. Suffolk, as the king learns by 
an inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert and Eve were jointly 
enfeoffed thereof, to hold to them and the heirs of Eobert, and that 
Robert and Eve were jointly seised thereof at his death. 

To the same. Whereas the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator concerning the manor of Langar, co. Nottingham, which 
belonged to the aforesaid Robert de Tybotot, tenant in chief, and which 
the king caused to be taken into his hands by reason of his death, that 
Robert and Eve, his wife, and Payn, their son, were jointly enfeoffed of 
the manor by John de Rodes, sometime lord of Langar, to hold to them 
and the heirs of Payn of the king in chief as of the fee of Peverel by 
homage and the service of half a knight's fee and by doing scutage when it 
happens and by rendering yearly to the honour of Peverel 10s., and that 
Eye and Payn continued their seisin of the manor with Robert until his 
death : the king, although neither Payn nor Eve have yet done the fealty 
due to him for the manor, has nevertheless committed the manor to Eve 
to be held until three weeks from Michaelmas, on condition that she 
answer to the exchequer for the issues thence arising if the king ought to 
have them of right, and so that the escheator may then resume the manor 
into the king's hands and cause it to be safely guarded until otherwise 
ordered. 

MemorandMin, that J. de Berewyk promised and mainperned that he will 
save Master J. de Oraucumbe and J. de Cadamo and Sir W. de Byrlaco 
and J. de Insula harmless as regards the king concerning this commission. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Edmund, earl of Cornwall, the purparty 
falling to Peter son of Peter de Malo Lacu, kinsman and third heir of 
Gilbert de Gaunt, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, of all the 
lands that belonged to Gilbert his uncle, which were taken into the king's 
hands by reason of Gilbert's death, which purparty the king ordered to be 
retained in his hands, as the king has granted to Edmund all the wardships 
and marriages that may fall to him from 3 June last, to have under 
certain conditions contained in the said letters. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Eve, late the wife of Robert Tybotot, 
tenant in chief, the following of his lands, which the king has assigned to 
her in dower : a third of the chief messuage of the manor of Netlestede, 
CO. Suffolk, which, with the houses, fishponds, gardens and dovecots, is 
extended at 13s. 4(7. yearly ; 60 acres of land in the same manor, whereof 
each acre is extended at M. yearly ; 1 J acres of meadow in the same manor, 
whereof each acre is extended at 3s. yearly ; 2 acres of several pasture 
there, whereof each is extended at 18^^^. yearly ; 13 J acres of wood there, 
the profit whereof is extended at 2s. 2i^d. yearly ; a third of a windmill 
there, which mill (quod) is extended at 13s, 4f/. yearly ; a third of the ferm 
of villeins there, which third is extended at 34s. Ofc?. yearly ; 584 boon- 
works (opera) of villeins from Michaelmas to the gule of August, whereof 



26 EDWARD I. 178 



1298. Membrane 5 — cont. 

each work is extended at ^d. yearly ; a third of the boon -works of the 
same villeins to mow 92 acres of corn in autumn, whereof each work is 
extended at M. yearly ; a rent of twenty-eight hens there, whereof each 
hen is extended at l^d. yearly ; the rent of 2B7 eggs there, which are 
extended at Id. yearly ; a third of the tallage of the aforesaid villeins 
there, which third is extended at 22.s'. 2id. yearly ; a third of the pleas 
and perquisities of the court there, which are extended at 4.^. 5 id. yearly ; 
31s. lO^d. yearly of rent in the same manor ; a rent of 20d. of a fixed 
fine at the view of frankpledge at Michaelmas by the hands of the 
said villeins ; 23-J acres of land in Eston, co. Lincoln, whereof each acre 
is extended at 6^/. yearly ; 5^ acres of meadow there, each of which 
acres is extended at 10^/. yearly ; 3 acres of pasture there, whereof each 
acre is extended at id. yearly ; a third of a wood there, the profits 
whereof are extended at B.s. yearly ; a third of the perquisites of the court 
there, which are extended at 4t/. yearly ; a third of a messuage and of two 
bovates of land there, which are put at a high ferm, which third is extended 
at is. Sd. clear yearly ; 5d. oi the rent of the free tenants there yearly ; 
12.S. Qd. of the rent of certain tenants there called ' sokemen ' (sokemannii) 
there yearly ; a third of the chief messuage in Thorpp Edmund, co. 
Leicester, which messuage, with the dovecot and curtilage, is extended at 
6s. Sd. yearly ; four virgates of land there, whereof each virgate is extended 
at IBs. yearly ; 2i virgates of land and a third of a virgate there held by 
bondmen, whereof each virgate is extended at IS.s-. yearly ; a third of a 
watermill there, which mill is extended at 26s. 8^. yearly; a third of, a 
windmill there, which mill is extended at 40s. yearly; 14s. ^^d. of 
the rent of free tenants there yearly ; 12s. i^d. of the rent of cotters 
in the same manor yearly ; a third of the chief messuage of the 
manor of Strathale, co. Essex, which messuage, with houses, gardens 
and a croft, is extended at %s. 4^/. yearly ; 80 acres of land there, 
whereof each acre is extended at M. yearly ; 3 acres of meadow there, 
whereof each acre is extended at 2s. yearly ; 5 acres of wood there, whereof 
each acre is extended at ^d. yearly ; 20ri. of the rent of one free tenant 
there yearly ; 4s. 2jt/. of the rent of six free tenants there yearly ; 144 
boon-works of six villeins there from Michaelmas to the gule of August, 
whereof each work is extended at Ojri. yearly ; 18 boon-ploughings (opera 
arritre) of the same villeins there, whereof each ploughing is extended at 
4(Z. yearly ; 24 boon-works of six villeins there in mowing, whereof each 
work is extended at 2d. yearly ; 123 J boon- works of seven villeins there 
from Michaelmas to the ^ gule of August, whereof each work is extended at 
^d. yearly ; 14 boon-works of the same villeins there in mowing, whereof 
each work is extended at M. yearly ; 27^ boon-works of a villein there 
from Michaelmas to the gule of August, whereof each work is extended 
at ^d. yearly ; 2i boon-works and a third of a moiety of another of the 
same villein in mowing there, whereof each work is extended at 
2d. yearly ; 9 boon -works of another villein there from Michaelmas to 
the gule of August, whereof each work is extended at id. yearly; 
a third of two boon-works and a half and a quarter of another of the same 
villein in mowing there, whereof each work is extended at 2d. yearly ; a 
third of the tallage of the villeins there, which third is extended at 12d. 
yearly ; a third of the pleas and perquisites of the court there, which are 
extended at Sd. yearly ; 60 acres of land in the manor of Harleston, 
CO. Cambridge, which are of the fee of the heirs of John de Burgo, whereof 
each acre is extended at 6^^. yearly. 

Aug. 20» To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 

Glencorse who supplies his place. Order to cause the abbot of Peterborough to have 

(aiencrosk'). ^ tenth of the venison of the present year taken within the king's forests 



174 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1298. 



Aug. 9. 
Stirling. 



Sept. 8. 
Carlisle. 



Sept. 8, 
Carlisle. 



Sept. 10. 
Carlisle. 



Sept. 14. 

Carlisle. 



Membrane 6 — cont, 

in CO. Northampton, as it appears to the king by inspection of the charters 
of Kings William, Richard and John, the king's progenitors, and of 
Henry, his father, that the abbot for the time being ought to have of the 
grant of the said kings a tenth of the venison taken in the said forests, 
and it also appears by the rolls of chancery of the late king thai the 
abbots always had his writ to have the tenth. 

To Thomas de Weston, keeper of the lands that belonged to Gilbert de 
Gaunt, deceased. Order not to intermeddle further with a close in Hale, 
CO. Lincoln, pertaining to the church there, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by Thomas that Nicholas de Sancto Quintino, late parson 
of that church, the predecessor of Master Robert de Lacy, now parson of 
that church, demised the close to Gilbert by an indented deed for the term 
of Gilbert's life, so that it should revert after Gilbert's death to Nicholas 
or his successors, parsons of that church. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
Thomas, son and heir of Edmund, late earl of Lancaster, the king's 
brother, to have seisin of the lands that his father held at his death of the 
king in chief, as the king has taken the homage of Thomas, whom he 
considers as of full age ; saving the right of others and saving to Blanche, 
late the wife of Edmund, her dower of the knights' fees that belonged to 
Edmuud. 

The like to John de Lithegr[eyns], escheator this side Trent. 

To Blanche, queen of Navarre, executrix of the will of Edmund, and to 
her co-executors. Order to deliver to Thomas all the lands that Edward 
held as above that are in her custody by the king's commission, saving to 
her the dower thereof assigned to her in the king's court. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause Michael de Morton to have 
seisin of a messuage and a bovate of land in Horselowe, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the messuage and land, 
which John son of William Fraunceys of Horselowe, who was outlawed 
for felony, held, have been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and 
that John held them of Michael, and that the township of Horselowe now 
holds them, and has had the king's year and day thereof, for which it 
ought to answer to the king. 

To Walter de Gloucestrpa], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas de 
Marinies held at his death of the king in chief the manor of Oterepole by 
the service of a knight's fee, and that Thomas de Marines, his son, is his 
next heir and is of full age : the king, wishing at the instance of Henry 
de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, to show favour to Thomas, who is detained in 
the prison of the king of Prance, orders the escheator to deliver the manor 
together with the other lands that belonged to the said Thomas [the 
father] to Robert de Shirland, brother of the said Thbmas [the son?], to 
be held by him in the name of Thomas for the maintenance of Thomas 
and his wife and children until the king shall cause other order to be 
made. By order and testimony of the chancellor. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage in the 
city of Lincoln, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Joan de Moretayne, deceased, gave the said messuage in her full 
power by her charter to John de Saundeby, late deceased, to him and to 
his heirs, and that he continued his seisin thereof by that feoffiqcient for a 
whole year before her death, and also that John afterwards, being in full 



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and peaceful seisin thereof, bequeathed it by his last will to Roger de 
Moretayne and Sibyl de Saundeby, executors of John's will, as his chattel, 
in accordance with the custom of that city, for the completion of his will, 
and that John held it of the king by the service of ^d, yearly for all 
service, and also that Roger de Ingoldeby, late sub-escheator in 
CO. Lincoln, took the messuage into the king's hands because John held 
at his death a messuage and a carucate of land in Holtham, in the same 
coimty, of the king in chief. 



Sept. 21. 
Carlisle. 



Sept. 20. 
Carlisle. 



Sept. 24. 

Stanwix, 

{Staynewegg') 



Membrane 4. 

To John de Lythegreins, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Ermentrude [Ermetruda) late the wife of Thomas 
de Mareseye, tenant by knight service of the heir of Edmund, the king's 
late brother, tenant in chief, lately a minor in the king's wardship, upon 
her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert de Spaldington, 
tenant in chief, held at his death a toft, three bovates of land, 2 acres of 
meadow, and 65. yearly of rent in Clysseby for life of the demise — 
[hicomplete.'] 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with certain lands in 
Clysseby, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Robert de Spaldington held the said lands at his death of the demise of 
Richard Daumper, and that Malcolm de Harlegh, late escheator beyond 
Trent, took them into the king's hands upon Robert's death as if Robert 
had died seised thereof in his demesne as of fee, together with the other 
lands that he held of the king in chief, and the lands are still in the king's 
hands for this reason. 

To Robert de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place in the forest of Galtres. Order to cause Master 
John de Cadamo, king's clerk, to have in that forest six oaks fit for 
timber, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the king 
understands that the escheator took into the king's hands the lands of 
John de Creting', who was lately captured in the king's service in Gascony 
and who is in the prison of the king of France, because he was given to 
understand that John was dead, and the king now learns by sufficient 
testimony that John is alive : he orders the escheator to deliver John's 
lands to John de Berewyk, king's clerk, together with the issues received 
from them, to be kept for the use of the said John de Cretyng' until the 
king shall otherwise order. By p.s. [1749.] 

To William de Sutton and John de Godele, guardians of the bishopric 
of Ely, the see being void. Order to cause all the venison that the king 
ordered to, be taken by them in the parks and woods of the bishopric for 
his use to be carried without delay to York, there to be delivered to his 
larder. By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 
[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 786.] 



,176 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1298. 



Sept. 24. 
Stanwix. 



Sept. 24. 
Stanwix. 



Oct. 8. 
Jedburgh, 



Oct. 7. 
Jedburgh. 



Oct. 4. 

Jedburgh, 



Merfihrane 4 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause all the venison that the 
king lately ordered to be taken in the forests of Shyrewode and the Peak 
(Pecco) and that the steward of Shyrewode Forest and Nicholas de Pecco 
will deliver to him to be carried without delay to York, there to be 
delivered to the king's larder. 

By E. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To Nicholas de Pecco, keeper of the forest of the Peak {de Pecco). 
Order to cause all venison taken in that forest to be carried to Notingham, 
there to be delivered to the sheriff of Nottingham, to be carried by him to 
York, as the sheriff has been ordered. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To Stephen de Bella Aqua, supplying the place of the justice in the 
forest of Shyrewode. Order to cause all the venison that the king lately 
ordered to be taken by the justice (sic) of that forest to be delivered to the 
sheriff of Nottingham, to be carried by him to York, as has been enjoined 
upon him on the king's behalf. 

To the keeper of the king's park of Northampton. Order to cause the 
sheriff of Northampton to have in that park sixteen oaks fit for timber, 
for the repair of a chamber within the tower of Northampton castle. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To the sheriff' of Cumberland. Order to cause dower to be assigned to 
Hawisia, late the wife of Thomas de Morileye, whose lands were in the 
king's hands at the time of his death for a trespass committed by him, as 
she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry without his 
licence. By p.s. 

The like to the sheriff of Northumberland, the king's bailiff of 
Tyndale. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause Eichard de Chaundos to 
have seisin of a messuage and three acres of land in Fowehope, as the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff that the messuage and 
land, which William de Ireby, who was hanged for felony, held, have 
been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that William held 
them of Eobert, and that the township of Fowehope now holds them, and 
had the king's year and day thereof, for which it ought to answer to the 
king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit John de 
Britannia, earl of Richmond, to levy the arrears that were due to him 
before the war between the king and the king of France, except what has 
been levied thereof for the king's use, as the king has granted this at the 
earl's request. 

To Master Thomas Cantok, chancellor of Ireland, and to William de 
Estden, the treasurer. Whereas the king learns that certain men of 
Ireland, upon hearing the rumour that William son of Warin had been 
captured by the king's enemies and rebels in Scotland, entered by their 
own authority the lands of William and of John, his son, in Ireland, 
which John was slain in the king's service by his said enemies and rebels 
in Scotland, and withdraw and consume the goods and chattels of William 
and those that belonged to John in Ireland : the king, wishing to provide 
for William's indemnity, as he ought to do, orders the chancellor and 
treasurer to cause to be taken into the king's hands all the lands of 
William in Ireland, both those that he held at ferm and those that he held 
in fee, together with the lands, goods and chattels that belonged to John, 



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Oct. 8. 
Jedburgh. 



Oct. 8. 
Jedburgh. 



2^298. Membrane 4 — eont. 

and to deliver them to Alexander de Stanford, William's attorney, to be 
kept according to what William shall cause to be ordained concerning 
them, and to assign to Alexander a trustworthy companion to supervise 
and control (contrarotulet) Alexander's proceedings in this behalf, so that 
such care shall be exhibited by them in the matters aforesaid that it shall 
result in William's profit and advantage. The king wills that Alexander 
and his companion shall hear the accounts of William's bailiffs and 
receivers for the time when they are bound to render account, and shall 
do further herein what shall be necessary. 

Oct. 6. To the keeper of the king's manor of Wodestok. Order to take in the 

Jedburgh, park of Wodestok a hundred does for the king's use, and when he shall 
have taken twenty or thirty, to cause them to be well salted and packed 
in barrels and sent to York against the king's arrival there, to be delivered 
to the king's larder, as shall be more fully enjoined upon him by the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and 
Lichfield. 

Oct. 12. To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 

Jedburgh. to cause four hundred quarters of wheat to be provided in Ireland from 
money in the king's treasury of Ireland, and to cause them to be 
sent with all speed, laying aside all other matters, to the castle of 
Kaernervan under safe and sure conduct, there to be delivered to 
Hugh de Leomenistre, king's clerk, chamberlain of Kaern[erv]an, in order 
to provision the castles of Beaumaris, Kaernarvan, Crukyn, and Hardelagh, 
receiving from Hugh letters patent certifying the number of the quarters 
and the price. The king has ordered Hugh to receive the corn from them 
and to provision the said castles with it. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Hugh de Leoministre, chamberlain of Kaernervan. Order to receive 
the aforesaid corn and to provision the castles aforesaid. As the transport 
of the corn may be hindered by accident, the king orders him not to omit 
to provision the said castles with corn and other victuals immediately 
upon sight hereof, so that danger may not arise in any way through his 
default. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Eobert de Burghassh, keeper of the manor of Westclive. Order to 
pay to the prior and convent of Christ Church, Canterbury, 15Z. for 
Michaelmas term of the 30Z. yearly granted to them by the king from the 
issues of that manor until he should provide them with 30Z. yearly of land 
in Kent, in satisfaction of 60Z. yearly of land granted by him to them, in 
exchange for the customs and rents and all rights, liberties and other 
things that they had in the town and port of Sandwich. 

Oct, 4. To the sheriff of Berks. Order to take into the king's hands all the 

Jedburgh, lands of William son of Warin, who was lately captured by the king's 
enemies and rebels in Scotland and is imprisoned by them, together with 
the goods and chattels found in the lands, and to deliver them to John 
de Berquey, William's attorney, to be kept according to what William 
shall cause to be ordained, as the king wishes to provide for William's 
indemnity as he ought. By p.s. 

The like to the sheriffs of London, Nprthampton and Wilts. 

Oct. 7. To John de Lythegr[eynes], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 

Jedburgh, intermeddle further with the manor of Benteleye, and to restore the issues 

received thence to Eve, late the wife of Robert de Tybotot, tenant in chief, 

as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert 

and Eve were jointly enfeoffed of the manor. 



4351 



M 



178 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 
Oct. 7. 
Jedburgh, 



Oct. 8. 

Jedburgh. 

Oct. 10. 

Jedburgh. 

Aug. 26. 
Ayr (Are), 



Oct. 12. 

Jedburgh. 



Membrane 3. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
Eve, late the wife of the aforesaid Bobert de Tybotot, to have seisin of a 
moiety of the manor of Langar,^ together with a moiety of the issues 
thereof received by him since the manor was taken into the king's hands, 
as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert 
and Eve and Payn, their son, were jointly enfeoffed of the manor by John 
de Rodes, to hold of the king to them and the heirs of Payn by the service 
of one knight's fee, and the king has taken Eve's fealty for a moiety of 
the manor. The escheator is ordered to retain in the king's hands the 
moiety falling to Payn, a minor in the king's wardship. By C. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Roger de Putford, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Hugh de Stretlee, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Walter de Gloucestrpa], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Brother Richard de la Grave, canon of the priory of Bryweton, whom 
W. bishop of Bath and Wells has promoted to be prior of that priory, as 
appears by the bishop's letters patent directed to the king, the manors of 
Horsele and Rungeton, which were taken into the king's hands by reason 
of the voidance of the priory, as the king has taken Richard's fealty for the 
manors, which are held of him in chief, whereof an exchange was made 
between a certain abbot of Troarn in Normandy and a prior of Bryweton, 
as appears to the king by inspection of the late king's charter of 
confirmation. By p.s. [1629.] 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands specified below, and to restore the 
issues thereof to Eve, late the wife of Robert Tybetot, tenant in chief, as 
the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert and 
Eve were jointly enfeoffed of certain lands in the towns of Nettlested, 
Blakenham, Wylausham, Someresham and Braumford by Roger Loveday, 
Philip Halyday, Agnes le Breton, John Keth, John de la Vaie, Giles de 
Mokedene, Robert de Someresham, Hugh de Goudenham, the prior and 
convent of Hatfeld, and the bishop of Ely, to hold of them and their heirs 
and successors to Robert and Eve and to Robert's heirs, and also that 
Robert and Eve were enfeoffed of certain lands in the town of 
Blakenham by the aforesaid Roger Loveday, to hold to them and 
their heirs of Nicholas de Kenet, and of certain lands in the town of 
Offinton by the aforesaid Philip Halyday, to hold to them and Robert's 
heirs of Joan de Bouhun, and of certain lands in the town of Beylham 
by Margery daughter of Richard le Pevre, to hold to them and Robert's 
heirs of Guy Ferre, and of certain lands in that town by John le 
Taillour, to hold to them and Robert's heirs of the prior and convent of 
Breset, and of certain lands in the town of Berkyng by Margery de 
Bedingfeud, to hold to them and Robert's heirs of the prior of the Hospital 
of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and of certain lands in the town of 
Cretyng by Margery de Bedingfeud, to hold to them and Robert's heirs 
of the prior of Cretyng, and of certain lands in the town of Codenham 
by the said Margery, to hold to them and Robert's heirs of John le 
Taillour, and of certain lands in Codenham by the aforesaid Margery, to 
hold to them and to Robert's heirs of the bishop of Ely, and of certain 
lands in the town of Blakenham by Ralph le Blunt, to hold to them and 
Robert's heirs of the heir of Robert de Greyleye, and of certain lands in 



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Oct. 12. 
Jedburgh. 



Oct. 14. 

Jedburgh. 



Membrane 3 — co7iU 

the town of Braumford by the said Balph, to hold to them and Robert's 
heirs of the bishop of Ely, and of certain lands in the same town by John 
de Lovetot, to hold to them and Robert's heirs of the bishop of Ely, and 
that they continued their seisin of the said lands from the time of the 
said feoffments until the day of Robert's death, which lands the escheator 
took into the king's hands by reason of Robert's death. By C. 

To Walter de Pederton, justice of West Wales. Order to aid the 
executors of the aforesaid Robert Tybotot, the late justice in those parts, 
in recovering the debts due to them from certain men of those parts for 
the time when Robert was the king's justice there, which they ought to 
have paid to Robert in his lifetime. By C. (?). 

To Walter de Glpucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Although the 
king learns by inquisitions taken by the escheator concerning the lands 
that belonged to the said Robert Tybetot, tenant in chief, that Robert and 
Eve, his wife, were jointly enfeoffed of the manors of Borewelle and 
Harleston, co. Cambridge, and of the manor of Strathale, co. Essex, to 
have to them and to Robert's heirs, and that they were jointly seised 
thereof on the day of Robert's death; the king, because it is not found by 
any deeds of enfeoffment produced by Eve in chancery for the declaration 
of her right in this behalf, that she was jointly enfeoffed with her 
husband of the manor of Strathale or of 140 acres of land in the aforesaid 
manor of Harleston that Robert acquired from John de Burgo, orders the 
escheator, as he has done at another time (alias), to retain in the 
king's hands the manor of Strathale and the 140 acres of land in the 
manor of Harleston until otherwise ordered, and to deliver to Eve the 
manor of Borewell with the other lands in the manor of Harlaston that 
belonged to Robert and whereof he and she were jointly enfeoffed, to hold 
in accordance with the form of the feoffments, saving the right of others, 
and to restore to Eve the issues thence received. By C. 

To John de Lithegr[eynes], escheator this side Trent. Order, as before 
(alias), to deliver to the aforesaid Eve the manor of Haghenthweyt, and 
the issues thereof, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator concerning the lands of the said Robert Tybetot that Robert 
. and Eve his wife held the manor jointly of William son of William de 
Sprotburgh by homage and the service of l<i. to be rendered to William 
and by the forinsec service pertaining to the manor, of the gift and 
feoffment of Peter de Cestria, and that they were jointly seised thereof on 
the day of Robert's death. By C. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order, as before, 
to deliver to the aforesaid Eve two messuages, 440 acres of land, 31 acres 
of meadow, ten acres of pasture, 6 acres of wood, two mills, WL 8s. 4<i. of 
the rent of free tenants, 2 messuages and 9 J acres of land that two villeins 
hold in villeinage, together with their boon-works (operibiis), a rent of 
sixty-two hens, together with the pleas and perquisites of the court, in 
Braumford, co. Suffolk, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns 
by an inquisition taken by the escheator concerning the lands that 
belonged to Robert that Robert and Eve were jointly enfeoffed of the 
aforesaid lands, etc., to hold to them and to Robert's heirs, and that they 
were jointly seised thereof on the day of Robert's death. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to search the rolls 
of the exchequer, and to certify the king under the seal of the exchequer 
what and how much Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and constable 
of England, and Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, 



180 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 



Oct. 8. 
Jedburgh 



Oct. 14. 

Jedburgh, 



Memhrane 3 — cont. 

ought and were wont to receive from the king in the name of fee for their 
offices, and from what time and how and in what manner they have been 
wont to receive such fees. By K. on the information of the chancellor. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to cause the prior of Lenton to have a tenth 
of the king's venison taken in the forest of Chaumpaigne, co. Derby, for 
the present year, in such manner as he and his predecessors have been 
wont to have such tenth heretofore, as the prior has shown the king that 
whereas he ought to have by the charters of the king's progenitors, and 
that he and his predecessors have always been wont to have heretofore 
from the time of the making of the charters, a tenth of the king's venison 
taken in the counties of Nottingham and Derby, to wit of harts and hinds, 
bucks and does, in frankalmoin, nevertheless the said justice and his 
ministers of the forest of Chaumpaigne do not permit him to have a tenth 
of the venison taken in that forest during this year. 

The like to Eobert de Clyfford, justice of the Forest this side Trent, for 
a tenth of the venison taken in the king's forest of Notingham. 

To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to cause the abbot and 
convent of Vale Eoyal to have six tuns of wine of the king's right prise 
at Chester for the twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third, 
twenty-fourth, and twenty-fifth years of the reign, unless he ascertain that 
they have been satisfied therefor wholly or in part, as the king granted to 
the abbot and convent by his letters patent a tun of wine yearly to be 
received from his said prise by the hand of the justice for^the celebration 
of divine service in their monastery, and six tuns are in arrears for the 
years aforesaid, as the abbot and convent say. 

To John de Lythegr[eynes], escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Bertin de 
Ughtrethessat held of the king at his death by knight service as of the 
manor of Cokermue, which is in the king's hands by reason of the lands 
of Isabel de Fortibus, sometime countess of Albemarle, tenant in chief, 
being in the king's hands, and it does not appear to the king by the 
inquisition that Bertin held of him in chief in any other way ^t his death 
whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king : the king 
orders the escheator to retain in the king's hands the lands that Bertin 
held as above, and not to intermeddle further with the lands that he held 
of Ralph de Eyncourt and John de Plumland, which the escheator has 
taken into the king's hands by reason of Bertin' s death. By C. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to pay to Laurence de Longaner, of 
Scotland, esquire, who was captured in the conflict between the king and 
the Scots at Dumbar and who is imprisoned in the castle of Tunbrigg, 
and to his keeper the arrears of their wages for the sheriff's time, and to 
cause them to have their wages henceforth until otherwise ordered, to wit 
Laurence 8d and his keeper M, a day. By C. 

To John de Lithegr[eynes], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle in any way with the lands that Thomas de Mareseye, tenant 
of the heir of Edmund, the king's late brother, held of the said heir, which 
the escheator has taken into the king's hands by reason of his death, as 
the king has granted to Blanche, late the wife of Edmund, the principal 
executrix of his will, the issues of all the lands that belonged to Edmund 
at his death until his heir shall come of age, for the execution of his will, 



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]^298 Membrane 3 — cont, 

as contained in the king's letters made to her, and the said Thomas died, 
as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator, before the 
king had rendered to Edmund's heir the lands that belonged to Edmund. 

ByC. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned in the presence of Edmund earl of Cornwall, or of 
someone to be deputed by him, to Joan, late the wife of Kobert de Uffcbrd, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's 
licence. By 0. 



Oct. 19. 
Jedburgh, 



Oct. 19. 
Jedburgh. 



Oct. 12 

Jedburgh 



Membrane 2. 

To the termors of the king's mills and bridge of Chester. Order to pay 
to Kobert de Crevequer 22Z. IQs. Od. for the quinzaine of Michaelmas last, 
in accordance with the king's grant to him of the custody of the castle of 
Beston, co. Chester, and for that custody of 100s, yearly and 40L yearly 
from the issues of the mills and bridge [as at p. 28 above] . 
Vacated^ because otherwise below. 

To Walter de Grlouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned, in the presence of Kobert de Shirland, brother of 
Thomas de Marines, tenant in chief, to Alice, late the wife of the said 
Thomas, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry 
without his licence. — John de Cobham received [her] oath. 

To the same. Although the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John de Why te well, tenant in chief, held at his death of 
the king the manor of Kyngeswynterburn, co. Dorset, by the service of 40s. 
yearly at Michaelmas by the hands of the sheriff, and it does not appear by 
the inquisition whether the said service of 40s. owes the king knight service 
or not, the king, wishing to show favour to Kalph de Monte Hermery and 
Fulk Baynard, of whom John held by knight service at his death, as 
appears by the inquisition, has committed to them the lands that John 
held of them by knight service, to hold until fifteen days from Easter next, 
so that the escheator shall then resume them into the king's hands and 
keep them safely until otherwise ordered, and so that they shall answer 
to the exchequer for the issues thereof if they ought to pertain to the king : 
the king therefore orders the escheator to deliver to Kalph and Fulk the 
lands thus held of them, to be held in form aforesaid, and to cause 
inquisition to be made in the meantime whether the said service of 40s. 
owes knight service to the king or not, and if it do, to enquire how much 
and where, and whether John held of the king by any serjeanty, and how 
and in what manner. 

To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to pay to Kobert de 
Crevequer 22Z. 10s. Od. for Michaelmas term last from the issues of the 
mills and bridges of Chester, in accordance with the king's grant to him, 
in recompence for his grant to the king and Queen Eleanor, his late 
consort, of the manor of Saham, of the custody of the castle of Bestane, 
CO. Chester, and for the custody thereof of 100s. yearly and also of 40Z. 
yearly from the issues of the said mills and bridges, a moiety at the 
quinzaine of Easter and the other moiety at the quinzaine at Michaelmas. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause Kichard Berde to have 
seisin of seven acres of land and li acres of moor (more) in Sweyneston, 
as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said 



182 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1298. 



Oct. 14. 

Jedburgh, 

Oct. 19. 

Jedburgh. 



Oct, 19, 

Wark. 



Oct. 26. 

Chester-le- 

Street 

(Cestr^ juxta 

Dunolm^). 



Oct. 26. 

Chester -le- 
Street. 



Membrane 2 — cont, 

lands, which Philip le Petit, who abjured the realm for felony, held, have 
been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Philip held them 
of Richard, and that the township of Sw[e]yneston now hold them and 
has had the king's year and day thereof, for which it ought to answer to 
the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Giles de 
Trumpton to be acquitted of IIZ. bs. Qd, due to the king for his relief, as 
the king has pardoned him. By p.s. 

To the same. Order to cause William de Gouyz, one of the heirs of 
Alvered de Lincoln, tenant in chief, to be acquitted of the scutage exacted 
from him for the knights' fees that he holds of the king for the army of 
Wales in the tenth year of the reign, as it is testified before the king that 
William did his service for the said fees in that army. By pet. of C. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to Andrew de Sinton, 
William son of Robert de Lambinston, Walter de Edinton, and David de 
Strabolgy of Scotland, esquires, who were captured in the conflict 
between the king and the Scots at Dumbar and who are imprisoned in 
Foderingeye castle, and to their keepers the arrears of their wages for the 
sheriff's time, and to pay them their wages henceforth, to wit each of the 
esquires M, and each of their keepers M. a day, until further orders. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the 
king understands for certain that the manors of Slaghteneford, Alynton, 
Brome, Welleby, and Navenby and certain other lands that Stephen and 
other progenitors of the king, formerly kings of England, granted by their 
charters to the nuns of Marcigny in frankalmoin, in order to celebrate 
divine service (cultu) there for ever, have been alienated in fee by certain 
priors and nuns of Marcigny into the hands of the prior of Farleye and of 
divers other men without licence of the king and of his progenitors, to the 
defrauding of the alms aforesaid, to the king's prejudice and against the 
will of him and of his progenitors and against the form of the feoffment 
thereof made to the nuns, which the king will not tolerate in any way, as 
indeed he ought not to do : he therefore orders the escheator to take into 
the king's hands without delay the aforesaid manors and all the lands that 
he shall ascertain to have been thus conferred in frankalmoin upon the 
nuns and to have been alienated by the nuns and priors to the prior of 
Farleye or to any others in fee, and to cause them to be kept safely until 
the king shall otherwise ordain. By C. 

[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 786.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
le Botillier, kinsman and heir of Maud de Wemme, to be acquitted of the 
scutage exacted from him for three knights' fees in the king's army of 
Wales in the tenth year of his reign, as the king, on 8 September, in that 
year, pardoned William le Botillier of Wemme, deceased, for his good 
service to him, what pertained to the king for the service of three knights' 
fees that Maud de Wenme (sic), his mother, ought to have done iii the 
said army and which she acknowledged to the king for that army. 

To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to pay to Master 
Richard the Engineer (ingeniator) 12i.^ a day, which the king granted to 
him for life by his letters patent for his good and faithful service to be 
received at the exchequer of Chester by the hands of the king's chamber- 
lain there, and to pay him the arrears thereof. 



26 EDWAED I. 



183 



1298. 
Oct. 19. 

Wark. 



Oct. 31. 

Durham. 



Nov. 1. 
Durham. 



"Nov. 3. 
Durham. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

To the same. Order, as before (alias), to cause the king's mills at 
Chester and his causeway there to be repaired without delay, so far as 
pertains to the king. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia] , escheator beyond Trent. Whereas Henry 
de Leyburn, who married without the king's licence Elizabeth, daughter 
and heiress of Simon de Sharstede, tenant in chief, lately came into 
chancery and granted that he would satisfy John le Latimer, to whom 
the king had granted Elizabeth's marriage, for the value of her marriage 
when John should wish to speak concerning it, and for this purpose bound 
himself and his heirs and his lands, goods and chattels to be distrained 
by the king, and moreover found mainpernors, to wit Ealph de Sandwico, 
Robert de Burghesse, Richard de Gravene and John de Watton, of co. Kent, 
each of whom mainperned for Henry and charged himself, his heirs and 
his lands, in the same form as Henry ; and the king, on 28 November, in 
the twenty-sixth year of his reign, as Henry or his mainpernors had not 
satisfied John for the marriage or its value, ordered Malcolm de Harle, 
then escheator beyond Trent, to take all the lands, goods and chattels of 
Henry and Elizabeth into the king's hands, and to cause them to be safely 
kept until otherwise ordered ; and afterwards the king, on 7 March, in 
the same year, ordered Malcolm to cause the lands, goods and chattels to 
be replevied to Henry, to be held by the mainprise aforesaid and during the 
king's pleasure, as appears by inspection of the rolls of chancery ; and John 
has now come before the king and has complained that he has not been 
satisfied in any way for the value of the marriage aforesaid: the king, 
wishing to aid John in this behalf according to the form of the grant and 
mainprise aforesaid, orders the escheator to take into the king's hands and 
to keep safely until otherwise ordered all the lands of Elizabeth's inherit- 
ance, and to cause them to be extended in the presence of Henry, Elizabeth 
and John by the oath of men of his bailiwick suspected by neither party, and 
to send the extent so made to the king with this writ, so that he may have 
it before him and his council in the quinzaine of St. Hilary next, and to 
warn the aforesaid Henry, Ralph, Robert, Richard, and John de Watton 
to be then before the king and his council to do and receive what the court 
shall consider in this behalf. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
le Botyller of Wemme, kinsman and heir of Ralph le Botiller, to be 
acquitted of the scutage exacted from him for the service of three knights' 
fees in the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as Ralph 
was with the king by his order in that army for the service of the said fees, 
which he then acknowledged to the king, as appears to the king by 
inspection of the rolls of his marshalsea for that army. 

To the same. Order to aquit the said William, kinsman and heir of 
Maude de Wemme, of the scutage exacted from him for three knights' 
fees for the king's army of Wales in the tenth year of his reign, as the 
king, on 8 September, in the said year, granted to William le Botyller of 
Wemme, now deceased, for his good service, what pertained to the king 
for the service of three knights' fee, which the said Maud, hig mother, 
ought to have done in that army and which she acknowledged to the king 
for that army. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
William, son and heir of John le Marchal, to have seisin of the lands 
that his father at his death held of the king in chief, as he has proved 
his age before the king and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 

The like to John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. 



184 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1298. 
Nov. 1. 
Durham. 



Nov. 5. 

Durham. 



Nov. 3. 
Durham. 



Nov. 5. 
Durham. 



MEMBRANE 1. 

To the takers of the king's wines of the right prise at Southampton. 
Order to cause the abbot and convent of King's Beaulieu to have a tun of 
wine of the king's right prise for the present year, together with the 
arrears of the same, as the late king granted to them a tun of wine from 
that prise yearly, to be received between (infra) Christmas and the 
Purification, for the celebration of Mass in their church at Beaulieu, and 
the present king afterwards, at the instance of E. late bishop of Bath and 
Wells, the chancellor, granted to them that they should thenceforth 
receive the said tun of wine yearly by the hands of his takers of his 
wines at Southampton, without any special order being obtained from 
him. 

To Walter de Gloucestria, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the king 
learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that William, late bishop 
of Ely, held the manor of Oxindon, co. Gloucester, of Ralph de Monte 
Hermery, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and Joan his wife, the king's 
daughter, by the service of an esquire going with the earl in the king's 
army of Wales, and that the bishop held at his death of the king the 
manor of Lutgarshale by the service of 2s. Qd, yearly as of the king's 
manor of Brehill : the king orders the escheator to retain in the king's 
hands for certain reasons the said manor of Lutgarshale until otherwise 
ordered, and not to intermeddle further with the manor of Oxindon, 
which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of the bishop's death, 
and to restore the issues thereof. By p.s. 

To John de Lithegr[eynes], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Wytheton, which he has taken 
into the king's hands by reason of the death of Eichard son of John, 
tenant in chief, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Theobald le Botiller delivered to Eichard the said manor, which 
Theobald lately held of Edmund, the king's late brother, to be held by 
a certain extent until Eichard should have levied from it 560 marks in 
which Theobald was bound to him, or until Theobald or his heirs should 
pay that sum, so that the manor should revert to Theobald when this said 
sum should be levied or paid. By C. — Duplicated. 

To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Whereas the king lately ordered them 
to certify him of the manner and cause of the taking of a messuage in 
Scardeburgh that belonged to Adam Gunnor of Scardeburgh, deceased, by 
them into the king's hands, and they have certified that Adam, who 
behaved himself (conversatus) well and faithfully among them from his 
birth, went to the forest of Daneby for the purpose of taking venison, as 
it was said, and was there taken and beheaded by the foresters and other 
keepers of that forest, and that the bailiffs had taken the messuage into 
the king's hands for that reason : the king, in no wise regarding the said 
John (sic) as convicted of felony from this fact, orders the bailiffs not to 
intermeddle further with the messuage if they have taken it into his 
hands solely for this reason. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause Eeginald de Clifford to have 
seisin of ten acres of land and an acre of meadow in Aulescombe, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said lands, which 
John le Taillur, who was hanged for felony, held, have been in the king's 
hands for a year and a day, and that John held them of Eeginald, and 
that William de Alneto, tithingman of Aulescombe, has had the king's 
year and day thereof, for which he ought to answer to the king. 



26 EDWARD I. 



185 



1298. 
Nov. 8. 
Durham. 



Nov. 5. 
Durham. 



Nov. 17. 
Finohale. 



Nov. 16. 
Finohale. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the king 
granted by his letters patent to Richard son of John, deceased, tenant in 
chief, that in case he should die when in the king's service in Gascony, the 
king would look to (caj)erei}im nos) Richard's heirs for all debts due from 
him to the exchequer or elsewhere, both for the debts of his ancestors and for 
his own debts, so that the heirs should be charged with the debts and the 
executors of Richard s will should have free administration of all his 
goods and chattels for the execution of his will, so that neither the king 
nor his heirs, escheators, sheriffs or other bailiffs or ministers should lay 
their hands upon the goods and chattels for the debts aforesaid or for any 
other reason ; and it is shown to the king on behalf of the executors that 
the heirs and parceners of Richard's inheritance, to whom the king 
ordered their purparties to be delivered on IG April, in his twenty-sixth 
year, to hold for a certain time, have taken to themselves both the corn 
sown in the lands before 26 September, in the twenty-fifth year of the 
king's reign, upon which day the king caused the lands that belonged to 
Richard to be taken into his hands by reason of his death, as well as the 
corn sown therein after the lands were thus taken into the king's hands 
during last autumn by the executors by the licence of Malcolm de Har- 
leye, late escheator beyond Trent : the king orders the escheator to permit 
the executors to have full administration of all the lands and chattels 
that belonged to Richard on the day of his death, and to take into the 
king's hands the corn thus sown in the said lands and detained by the 
heirs, and to cause it to be safely kept until otherwise ordered. 

To Edmund, earl of Cornwall. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Wythe ton, which was delivered to him by John de 
Lithegr[eynes], escheator this side Trent, as he has signified to the king, 
to be held in name of wardship although the heirs and parceners of 
Richard son of John, tenant in chief, are of full age, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Theobald le Butiller delivered to 
the said Richard the manor, which Theobald lately held of Edmund, the 
king's late brother, to hold by a certain extent until Richard should have 
levied thence 560 marks due to him from Theobald, or until Theobald 
should have paid that sum. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to cause William le 
Mareschall, son and heir of John le Mareschal, to have seisin of all the 
lands in Ireland that his father held of the king in chief and of which he 
was seised in his demesne as of fee at his death, together with the 
marshalsea of Ireland if the justiciary satisfy himself that John and 
William's other ancestors were seised thereof, as William has proved his 
age and the king has taken his homage. By pet of 0. (?) 

To John de Lyth[egreynes], escheator this side Trent. Order to permit 
Ralph de Kirketon to have the forestry of Hovingham and to receive the 
corn and robe specified below, if he ascertain that Ralph had them in the 
lifetime of Roger de Moubray, tenant in chief, as Roger granted the 
forestry by his charter to Ralph for life for his service, with its rights 
and appurtenances and the trees thrown down by wind, and the branches 
and bark of all trees there given, and a quarter of wheat every ten weeks 
and a robe yearly of the suit of Roger's esquires, and 20s. at Christmas 
yearly from the manor of Hovingham, as contained in the charter, which 
the king has inspected, and the escheator has taken the forestry into the 
king's hands by reason of Roger's death with Roger's lands, and detains 
it unjustly in the king's hands in the name of wardship by reason of ihe 



186 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1298. 



Nov. 5. 
Durham. 



Membrane 1 — cont 

minority of Soger's heir, and does not permit Ralph to have the forestry 
and to receive the corn and robe as aforesaid, as the king learns from 
Ralph's complaint. By pet. of 0. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
impleaded before Hugh de Cressingham and his fellows, justices last in eyre 
in CO. Northumberland, William son of William le Corouner concerning 52 
acres of land in Baumburgh, and William said that he could not answer 
to the king's plea or render the said land because he said that one William 
son of William held five acres of the said tenement, who is not named 
in the writ, and he prayed judgment upon the writ, and William Ing, 
who sued for the king, said that William son of William le Corouner was 
full tenant of the said tenements on the day when the writ was sued out, 
to wit 20 January, in the twenty-first year of the reign, and he prayed 
that this might be inquired for the king, and William son of William le 
Corouner did the like ; concerning which it was found by the inquisition 
taken that the said William son of William, who William son of William 
le Corouner said held the said five acres of land, held nothing thereof 
then or on the day when the writ was sued out, and that William son of 
William le Corouner held only 45 acres of land thereof ; for which reason 
the king recovered his seisin of the 45 acres against him by consideration 
of the court, as appears to the king by the record of the justices aforesaid ; 
the king wishing to show favour to William son of William le Corouner, 
restored the said 45 acres of land to him, on condition that he answer the 
king when he shall wish to speak against him in this matter, and the 
king, on 17 August, in the twenty- third year of his reign, ordered the 
sherijff of Northumberland to restore the 45 acres to William, as appears 
by inspection of the rolls of chancery. The king orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause William to have peace until otherwise ordered for 
131. lO.s. Od,, to wit, 6 marks 10s. 0^. for the twenty- [fourth] year of the 
reign, of the like sum for the twenty-fifth year, and of the like sum for 
the twenty-sixth year, at which sum the land was extended. 



1207. 
Nov. 21. 

Westminster. 



Membrane I7d. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Alan de 
Cantilupo, who is staying with the king in his service in parts beyond 
sea, to have respite for all debts due to the king for so long as he shall be 
in this service or until otherwise ordered, as the king has granted him 
respite during his pleasure for such debts. Witness : Edward, the king's 
son. 



To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause the perambulations that 
the king lately caused to be made of the forests in that county by Master 
Walter Schamel, dean of Salisbury, and Matthew de Columbariis, whereof 
the king sends him a transcript under his half -seal (sub pede sir/illi), to be 
firmly held and observed, as the king wills that they shall be firmly held 
and observed in accordance with the great charter of the Forest. Dated 
at Westminster, 26 April, in the seventh year of King Edward. — The 
transcript was sent with the writ before it was delivered for enrolment 
{antequam tradebatur ad rotulum). 

This writ was enrolled here in order to have the form of the said writ if 
necessary. 



26 EDWARD I. 



187 



Nov. 24. 
Westminster. 



ioQ'7 Membrane lid — cont, 

Nov. 26. John le Paiimer of Winchester, Isabel de Candevre, and John, her son, 
Westminster, acknowledge that they owe to Stephen de Edesworth 90 marks; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
Southampton. 

Hugh de Nevill acknowledges that he owes to Master William Burnell, 
provost of Wells, and William de Hamelton, executors of the will of 
Robert Burnell, late bishop of Bath and Wells, and the other executors of 
his will, 25Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

John de Bassingburn acknowledges that he owes to Roger Brabazoun, 
the elder, 106.s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

Note of 'payment of 50s, 

John Randolf acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Eton, clerk, 6Z. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Memorandum, that Robert de Londonia, parson of the church of Wyke- 
warr, diocese of Worcester, and James de Weyvill of co. Sussex main- 
perned before the chancellor in the chancery at Westminster, on 
24 November, for William de Stanton that he would behave himself faith- 
fully in the office of the keeping of the king's counter- seal of merchants 
in the town of Bristol, and the counter-seal was committed to William by 
that mainprise to be kept during the king's pleasure. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made in his 
full county [court] , in cities, boroughs, and market towns and elsewhere 
throughout his bailiwick where he shall see fit that all merchants and 
others wishing to carry wool, fells, or hides to parts beyond sea shall 
cause them to be carried to the ports where the king's cocket (cokketum) 
is, paying to the keepers of the king s custom there half a mark for each 
sack of wool and wool- fells and one mark for each last of hides leaving 
the said realm, as was wont to be done previously, as the king, at the 
instance of the community of his realm, has remitted the custom of 405. 
lately granted to him in aid of his war against the king of France upon each 
sack of wool leaving the realm, to be received for two or three years, if the 
war should last so long, granting that he would not take that custom or 
another without the will and assent of the community, saving however to 
him and his heirs the custom of wool, fells and hides previously granted 
to him by the community of the realm. The king has ordered the keepers 
of his custom in the ports aforesaid to take such custom for his use from 
sacks of wool and wool-fells and lasts of hides leaving the realm, and 
to supersede entirely the taking of the said 40s. from a sack of wool and 
wool-fells and the said five marks from a last of hides. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To John son of Thomas. Order to be at Sandwich in the octaves of 
St. Andrew next in person with horses and arms, prepared to cross to the 
king in Flanders to his assistance, as, although the king expects to have 
a sufficient number of divers nations in the parts where he now is to resist 
his enemies and to attack their power, if need be, he believes he would be 
safer if he were surrounded by those who are bound to him by duty and of 
whose valour and constancy he has heretofore made trial. He is requested 
to certify Edward, the king's son, supplying his place in England, of his 
proceedings herein without delay. [Pari. WritsJ] 

The like to forty-three others. [Ibid.] 



188 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1297. 

Nov. 28. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 29. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 4. 

Westminster. 



Membrane Vtd — cont. 

To the taxors and collectors of the ninth in co. Lincoln. Order to 
supersede entirely the taxation, levying and collection of the ninth upon 
the goods of the abbot of Bardeneye in that county upon which he gives 
the king a tenth in aid of the defence of the realm, and to restore to him 
anything that they may have levied, as the king wills that the goods of 
prelates and others of the clergy of which they give a tenth for the present 
year shall not be taxed by reason of the ninth granted to him by the laity. 
It is provided that the goods of the abbot's villeins shall nevertheless be 
taxed in accordance with the form sent to the taxors and enjoined upon 
them. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

John de Rocheford acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton 
llOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 

Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Robert Bagod and his fellows, justices of the Bench of Dublin. 
Order to respite until Easter next all pleas before them concerning Hugh 
Purcel, excepting pleas of dower imde nichil huhet, of Qiiare impedit, and 
assizes of novel disseisin and of last presentation, unless Hugh have then 
returned from the king's service, or until otherwise ordered by the king, 
as the king wishes to provide for Hugh's indemnity, who is setting out in 
his service by his order for parts beyond sea. 

John de Aston Sumervill acknowledges that he owes to Reginald de 
Wykewan, clerk, 40s, ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

To the abbot and convent of Coggeshale. Request that they will admit 
into their house Henry de la Panetrye, the king's serjeant, who has long 
and faithfully served the king, and whom the king is sending to them 
because he has not yet provided him with the necessaries of life, and that 
they will provide him for life with necessaries in food and clothing in 
accordance with the requirements of his estate. 

By C. on the information of J. de Drokensford. 

To the justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. Order 
to respite all pleas touching John son of Thomas before him and other 
justices and ministers of Ireland, excepting pleas of dower unde nichil liahet 
and of Qaare vmpedit and assizes of novel disseisin and of last presentation, 
until Easter next, unless John return in the meantime, or until otherwise 
ordered by the king, as the king wishes to provide for the indemnity of 
John, who is setting out in his service by his orders to parts beyond sea. 

ByC. 
The like in favour of John de la Mare directed to the steward of the 
liberty of Geoffrey de Geynvill and Maud, his wife, at Trym. 

The like directed to the justiciary in favour of the following, who are 
going to parts beyond sea with the said John son of John {sic) : 
The said John de la Mare. 
Walter Lenfaunt. 
John Harald. 
Roger de Lees. 
Gerald Tyrel. 

John son of Richard de Athnyd. 
Walter Bodenham. 



26 EDWARD I. 189 



1297. 



Membrane 17 d — cont. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
cause the said John son of Thomas to have respite during the king's 
pleasure for all debts due to that exchequer. 

The like in favour of the following, who are going to parts beyond sea 
with him: 

Walter Lenfaunt. 

John Harald. 

Roger de Lees. 

Gerald Tyrel. 

John son of Richard de Athnyd. 

Walter Bodenham. 

John de la Mare. 

John de Elsefeld acknowledges that he owes to William de Medbourn, 
parson of the church of Sutton Curtenay, 200 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

John de la Mare acknowledges that he owes to John de Langeton, the 
chancellor, 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels. 

Cancelled on ijayment, 

Dec. 14. Margaret, late the wife of Geoffrey de Nevill, acknowledges that she 

Westminster, owes to William de Hamelton 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of her lands and chattels in co. York. 



MEMBRANE IQd. 

To the barons, bailiffs, men and whole community of the port of 
Sandwich and of its members. Notification that the truce {suffer encia) in 
the war between the king and his confederates and the king of France 
and his confederates lately granted and taken by the king to endure until 
the Epiphany next as to the. duchy of Aquitaine and until the octaves of 
St. Andrew last for the other lands, as contained in the king's letters 
then sent to them \f(ige 77 above]^ has been now continued by the assent 
of the two kings until Shrovetide (itsque ad Carnipriviujn), to wit from 
realm to realm, land to land and people to people, by land and by sea, so 
that all merchants and others whosoever, whether they be of the realm of 
France or from elsewhere in the power of the king of France or of his 
confederates or men, or of the realm of England, the earldom of Flanders, 
or elsewhere in the power of the king, his confederates, or men, may 
safely come and go by land and by sea with all their goods from realm to 
realm, from land to land, and may stay therein and ply their merchandise, 
and return thence, as shall seem good to them during the truce. The 
king therefore orders them to observe the truce in all its articles, and not 
to inflict or cause to be inflicted any damage, wrong, hindrance, annoyance 
or grievance upon the king of France, his confederates, merchants or 
people, under pain* of forfeiture of life and limb and of everything that 
they can forfeit, more especially as the king is bound to cause amends 
to be made for everything attempted against them or any of them 
contrary to the form of the truce. The king warns them if anything be 
in any way attempted by any of his men against the form of the truce, 
that he will punish {capiemus ad) not only the offender but also the com- 
munity to which he belongs. [Fmdera,'] 



190 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



J 2 9 7 . Memhran e 1 M — conU 

The like to the barons of the ports and members of Dover, Hethe, Romen- 
hale, and Hasting', the barons and whole community of Wynch[elseye], 
the bailifi's, men and community of Yarmouth, the bailiffs and men of 
Lynn, Ipswich, Dunwich, HuUe, Boston, Portsmouth, Newcastle- on -Tyne, 
South Lym', La Pole, and Bristol. [Ihid.] 

The like to Stephen de Pencestria, warden of the Cinque Ports, to go 
in person to all the ports and to cause the prolongation of the truce to be 
proclaimed and observed, inhibiting all and singular from inflicting wrong, 
etc. upon the king of France, his confederates, merchants and men (as 
above). [IhitL'] 

The like to John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, to cause the prolongation 
to be proclaimed in all ports and places where ships arrive and elsewhere 
in Ireland. \Ihid,'] 

The like to Reginald de Gray, justice of Chester, for all places in his 
bailiwick where ships arrive, etc. [ifeicL] 

The like to John de Havering, justice of North Wales. [IhicL} 

The like to Robert de Tybetot, or to him who supplies his place in 
South Wales. [Ihid,] 

The like to the sheriffs of Northumberland, York, Lincoln, Norfolk and 
Suffolk, Essex, Kent, Sussex, Southampton, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, 
Cornwall, and Gloucester, to go in person to all places where ships arrive 
in their respective bailiwicks, etc. [Ihid,] 

Dec. 14. To John son of Thomas. Order to be at London on the morrow of the 

The Tower. Circumcision next in person with horses and arms, ready to set out to 
Flanders in the king's aid \etc, as in order of 24 Xovemher, p, 187 above], 
[Feeder a ; ParL Writs.] 
The like to thirty-seven others. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Whereas the king is causing 
Welshmen to come to the parts of Scotland to repress the malice of the 
Scots, his enemies and rebels, so that they shall be at Durham or New- 
castle-on-Tyne at the quinzaine of St. Hilary next at the latest : the king 
orders the sheriff to cause proclamation to be made without delay in all 
market towns and other towns in his bailiwick, through which the Welshmen 
will pass towards the said parts, that all bakers and brewers dwelling therein 
shall bake and brew against the coming of the Welshmen, so that they may 
find victuals to buy on their journey, and so that damage may not arise 
through them to the men dwelling in those parts through lack of such 
victuals. The sheriff is enjoined to cause this order to be executed as he 
loves the king's honour and profit.* [Fcedera.] 

The like to the sheriffs of Lincoln and York. [Ibid,] 

John de Rocheford, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Hamelton 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum, that a day is given to William de Bello Campo, earl of 
W^arwick, and to Maud, his wife, Robert de Clifford, and Idonia de 
Leyburn, heirs and parceners of Richard son of John, tenant in chief, who 
prayed that their purparties of his lands might be assigned to them, in 
chancery on the morrow of St. Hilary next to receive their purparties. 

Dec. 12. To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause 6s. a day to be levied and 

The Tower, paid to Malcolm de Harleye and John de Crokesleye from all those who 

have lands within or adjoining the king's forests in that county, of which 



26 EDWAED I. 



191 



1297. 



1298. 

• Feb. 7. 

Langley. 

Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 

1297. 
Dec. 20. 

Langley. 



Dec. 25. 

Langley 

1298. 
Jan. 3. 

Langley. 



Jan. 3. 

Langley. 



Mem h ran e 1 6^ — cont, 

the king lately appointed Malcolm and John by his letters patent to make 
perambulation in accordance with the late king's charter [of the Forest], as 
the king, considering that the perambulation when made will be to the 
advantage of all those who have lands within or adjoining or near to the 
bounds of the forest, wills that they shall contribute Malcolm and John's 
expenses while they are executing this office in that county. [Pari. 
Writs.] 

The like to the sheriffs of Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, Salop, 
Stafford, Somerset, and Dorset. [Ibid.] 

The like to the sheriffs of Essex, Huntingdon, Northampton, Surrey, 
Sussex, and Rutland. [Ihid.] 

The like to the sheriffs of Buckingham, Oxford, Berks, Southampton, 
and Wilts for Master John Gilbert and Roger de Hegham. Witness : 
Edward, the king's son. 

The like to the sheriffs of Nottingham, Derby, York, Lancaster, West- 
moreland, and Cumberland for John de Lythegr[eynes] and Henry de 
Gildeford. 

Henry Maunsel came before the king, on Friday before Christmas, and 
sought to replevy to Joan, late the wife of Geoffrey de Wodrington her 
land in Linton, which was taken into the king's hands for her default 
before the justices of the Bench against Margaret, late the wife of Gerard 
de Woderington. This is signified to the justices. 

Stephen Cheyndut came before the king, on Wednesday, Christmas 
Day, and sought to replevy his land in Flanden, which was taken into 
the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench against 
Alexander Dethek and Maud, his wife. This is signified by the justices. 

To the barons, bailiffs, men and whole community of the port of 
Dover. The king remembers that he lately ordered them and the other 
barons of the Cinque Ports to cause all their ships to be assembled at 
one of the ^'Said ports about the end of the term of the truce lately 
taken between him and the king of Prance, which will be at Shrovetide 
{Carniiorivio), so that they should be always ready to come to him with all 
their shipping whenever he should cause them to be summoned. As the 
king has this matter much at heart, he orders them as before to cause all 
their ships well and -sufficiently found to be assembled at one of the said 
ports about the end of the aforesaid term, so that they shall be ready to 
come to him with all their shipping. In order that the said matter may 
be done better and more safely, he wills and orders that they shall 
have two of their com-barons of that port of the better and more discreet 
before W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, the treasurer, and before 
others of the king's council at Westminster in the octaves of St. Hilary 
next, to do in this behalf what shall then be enjoined upon them by the 
treasurer on the king's behalf. This they are enjoined not to omit as 
they love the king and his and their honour and that of the whole realm. 
[Farl. Writs.] 

The like to the barons, bailiffs, and men of the ports of Wynch[elseye], 
Hastyng', Hethe, Sandwich, and Romenhale. [Ibid.] 

To Robert de Burghesshe, supplying the place of the warden of the 
Cinque Ports. Order to go in person to each of the said ports, and to 
warn and induce all and singular, mariners and others, of those ports on 
the king's behalf to have all their ships well found and provisioned at 
one of the said ports about the end of the aforesaid term, and to cause two 



192 CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



-inqo Membrane 15d — cont. 

barons from**'* each of the ports to come before the treasurer and council 
at Westminster as above, and to be present himself on that day. [Ibid,] 
The like to John le Sauvage, supplying the place of the captain of the 
mariners, to be present at the said day and place to do what shall then be 
enjoined upon him on the king's behalf. [Ibid.] 

Robert Huberd acknowledges that he owes to Kobert le Dun 40Z. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of hi^ lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Alice, late the wife of William de Mortuo Mari of Kyngeston, tenant in 

chief, puts in her place William de Kynyngham and William de Thorp 

to demand her dower of the lands, knights' fees and advowsons of churches 
that belonged to William. "' 

Reginald de Tunderlegh, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Drokenesford, keeper of the king's wardrobe, 140Z. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Memorandum, that day is given to Robert de Clifford and Idonia de 
Leyburn, some (quibusdam) of the heirs of Richard son of John, tenant in 
chief, to receive in chancery their purparties of the inheritance in the 
octaves of the Purification next ; which day is prefixed for William de 
Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, and Maud, his wife, one of the sisters and 
heirs of Richard, to do and receive on that day what the king's court shall 
then consider concerning the purparty assigned to them in chancery. 

Jan. 17. Hugh de Tymberlond came before the king, on Friday after St. Hilary 

Langley. last, and sought to replevy to Alice de Tymberlond her land in Bamburgh 
near Lincoln, which was taken into the king's hands for her default 
before the justices of the Bench against Cecily de Schryvelby, Beatrice de 
Horsinton, and Juetta Broun. This is signified to the justices of the 
Bench. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

William le Hosier of Halifeld came before the king, on Friday after 
St. Hilary last, and sought to replevy his land in Halifeld, which was 
taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench 
against William le Cuper and Margery, his wife, and Ellen, daughter of 
Walter le Fruter of London. This is signified to the justices of the 
Bench. 

Richard Fromund, parson of the church of Thornfagun, came before 
the king, on the said Friday, and sought to replevy his said land in Penne, 
which was taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices 
of the Bench against Juliana, late the wife of Robert de Burton. This is 
signified to the justices of the Bench. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
prohibiting anyone from taking any corn from that county, except to 
Scotland for the maintenance of the king's subjects whom he has sent and 
is about to send thither to repress the malice of the Scots, his rebels, 
or to the king in Flanders, or to Gascony for the maintenance of the 
king's subjects staying in his service there, under pain of forfeiture of the 
corn. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

The like to the sheriff of York. 

Roger de Morteyn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Bernewell, tailor, of London, 19^. 135. M. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

* Membrane 15d commences, here. 



2() EDWARD I. 19B 



2298. Membrane IM — cont, 

Jan. 22. To John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, captain of the king's expedition 

Westminster, against the Scots. Although there is no need, as the king perceives, to 
urge the earl to go speedily to Scotland with the earls, barons and other 
subjects of the king sent by the king, in order to repress the malice and 
rebellion of the Scots, the king nevertheless requests and orders him not 
to await the coming of the footmen from Wales and the Welsh marches 
who are coming thither by the king's order, but to take with him the earls, 
barons and other subjects according to the ordinance thereof made who 
are setting oixt for Scotland, and also the footmen of cos. York, Lancaster, 
Westmoreland, Cumberland and Northumberland, so far as he can, with all 
speed towards the parts of Scotland for the defence of the marches, as 
shall seem most fitting to him for the advantage and honour of the king 
and of himself and of all the realm and for the salvation of those parts 
and for the repression of the malice of the Scots, so conducting himself 
in this expedition that the king may of right commend the probity and 
fidelity of him and of the other earls, barons and subjects aforesaid. 
Witness : Edward, the king's son. [Feeder a ; Pari, Writs.'] 

William de Aleburn acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Barthelby, 
clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Devon. 

The abbot of Stanlawe, parson of the church of Whallaye, acknowledges, 
for himself and his successors, that he owes to William de Hamelton 81 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Laurence de Aune and John Titing. Whereas the king lately 
granted by his charter to Richard de Merewell, citizen of Winchester, the 
house in that city called * the Drapery' (Draperia), which the king 
recovered by consideration of his court against Richard de Where well 
and others of that city, which house lies between the house formerly 
belonging to Roger Dalroun on the east and the houses of the said Roger 
on the west, and from which house 61. were wont to be rendered to the 
ferm of the city and 60s. of increment beyond the ferm for having the 
Drapery there, to hold to Richard and his heirs for ever for lOZ. of new 
increment, as contained in the charter ; and Richard has sarrendered the 
house into the king's hands before the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer, quit of him and his heirs, because those who were wont to ply 
drapery in the aforesaid house had wholly left it by reason of the new 
increment, and that the house is insufficient to pay the old ferm of 91. 
together with the new increment ; for which reason the king, discharging 
the house of the new increment of lOZ. hereafter, granted the house by 
his letters patent [Cal. Patent Roll, 25 Ed. I, p. 305] to Laurence and 
John and other citizens who previously held it, to have to them and to 
their heirs, rendering therefor yearly the old ferm of 9L, as was wont to 
be rendered before the said new increment ; and Laurence and John, 
unjustly detaining the house from the citizens of that city who lately held 
it, do not permit them to enter and hold it, contrary to the form of the 
grant, as the king learns : he orders them, if it be so, to permit the said 
citizens who previously held the house to have seisin thereof together with 
them. 

William de Hareton and Gilbert de Thoutheby, executors of the will 
of William de Saleby, clerk, acknowledge that they owe to Master William 

43oi N 



194 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE R0LL8. 



1298. 



Feb. 1. 

Langley. 



Feb. 4. 
Langley. 



Feb. 10. 

Langley, 



Membrane 16d — cont. 

Burnel, executor of the will of Kobert Burnel, late bishop of Bath and 
Wells, and the other executors of the bishop's will, 6 marks; to b6 levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Omicelled on patjment, acknowledfjed hy William de Hawetto7ij mie of the 
executors, 

James de Oxton of co. Devon acknowledges that he owes to Egbert de 
Bardelby, parson of the church of Brideford, 7 marks 4,<?, Od, ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Devon. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The abbot of Vaudey {de Valle Dei) acknowledges, for himself and his 
successors, that he owes to William de Hamelton, archdeacon of York, 
350 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Lincoln. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

Eichard de Monte Pessulano of London acknowledges that he owes to 
Eobert de Bardelby, clerk, 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex and in London. 

To Eobert de Burghesse, supplying the place of the warden of the 
Cin(5[ue Ports. As the king proposes to return to England shortly, he 
orders him to proceed in person immediately upon sight hereof to each of 
the said ports, and to cause all the ships thereof that are suitable for the 
conveyance of men, horses and other necessaries to be prepared without 
delay with bridges and hurdles (claiis), so that he shall have them thils 
prepared with sufficient sailors and mariners at Sluys (Exclusas) in Flanders 
on the first Sunday of Lent at the latest, in order to make speedy passage 
of the king and his subjects there. This he is enjoined to omit in no way 
as he loves the king and his honour and as the king trusts in him, so that 
the king's passage may not be delayed through lack of ships. The king 
will send to him shortly John de Drokenesford, keeper of his wardrobe, 
to satisfy the expenses incurred in this behalf. Witness : Edward, the 
king's son. 

To the barons, bailiffs and men of the port of Sandwich with its 
members. As the king proposes to return shortly to England, he orders 
them to cause all ships of their port and its members suitable for carrying 
men, horses and other necessaries, to be provided with bridges and hurdles 
(etc. as above) and to have them at Sluys {as above). The king is sending 
John de Drokenesford {as above). [Feeder a. '] 

The like to the barons, bailiffs and men of the port of Dover with its 
members. \Ibid.'\ 

The like to the bailiffs and men of the ports of Hethe, Eomenhale, 
Hastinges, and their members, and to the barons, bailiffs and men of 
Wynchelse, without the reference to the members. [Ibid.'\ 

The like to the bailiffs and men of Portsmouth, without the reference 
to the members and without the clause about John de Drokenesford. 

The like to the mayor, bailiffs and men of Southampton, as in the 
preceding order. 

Fulk de Lucy acknowledges that he owes to Beatrice, late the wife of 
Anselm de Gyse, and executrix of his will, 26 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

Eobert de Stuttevill of Wulferton acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Hamelton 14 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 



:2(> ET^WARl) T. 195 



1298. Mrmhrane 15(J — rout, 

Henry Maimsel of Morham acknowledges that he owes to John Mynyot 
nine marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Memoranfhnn, that an inquisition concerning the serjeanty of Okhangre, 
CO. Boiithampton, made by a writ of privy seal, was delivered under the 
chancellor's seal to Sir John Bacun to be taken to the king in Flanders. 

Membrane lirl. 

Feb. 4. To the barons, bailifis, men, and the whole community of the port of 

Ijangley. Sandwich and its members. Although the term of the truce (stiff erencie) 
between the king and the king of France lately agreed upon does not 
extend beyond Shrovetide [Carnipvivium) next, the king, because the 
truce has been prolonged by consent, orders them to observe the 
truce, under pain of forfeiture of life and limb and of all that they can 
forfeit, until the king shall send to them the form of the prolongation of 
the truce. Witness : Edward the king's son. [Fcedera,'] 

The like to the barons, bailifis and men and to the whole community 
[of the ports] and of the members thereof,'*^ the barons, bailiffs, and men 
and whole community of the ports and members of Dover, Hethe, 
liOmonhale, and Hasting. 

The like to the barons and whole community of Wynchelse. 

The like to the bailiffs and men and whole community of Yarmouth. 

The like to the bailiffs and men of Lenne, Ipswich, Dunwich, Hulle, 
Boston, Portsmouth, Newcastle-on-Tyne, South Lym', La Pole, and 
Bristol. 

The like to Stephen de Peneestre, warden of the Cinque Ports, John 
Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester, John 
de Havering, justice of North Wales, Robert de Tybetot, or to him who 
supplies his place in South AVales. 

The like to the sheriffs of Northumberland, York, Lincoln, Norfolk, 
Suffolk, Essex, Kent, Sussex, Southampton, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, 
Cornwall, and Gloucester. [Ihi(l~\ 

Jan. 8. To William de Echingham. As the king proposes to return to England 

Langley. shortly and to set out thence in aid of his faithful subjects as quickly as 
possible to repress the malice of the Scots, his enemies and rebels, he 
orders him to provide himself in the meantime with horses and arms, so 
that he shall be ready when the king arrives in England to set out with 
him for the parts aforesaid. [Pari. Writs.'] 
The like to sixty-seven others. [Ihicl.] 

To Robert de Burghesse, supplying the place of the warden of the 

Cinque Ports. As the king wishes that his passage to England shall be 

accelerated as much as possible, he orders Robert, as he has done before 
(alias), to cause all ships of the Cinque Ports suitable for carrying men, 
horses and other necessaries to be prepared with bridges and hurdles 
(claiis) without delay, and to cause them to come thus prepared to Sluys 
(Exdusas) in Flanders with all speed, so that they shall be there on the 
first Sunday of Lent, at the latest, in order to make the king's passage 
speedily, according to the tenor of the king's previous order to him, so 
that the passage may not be delayed further in his default. He is 
enjoined not to neglect this order as he loves the king and his honour 
and as he would wish to avoid his lasting anger. 

* The words ' haronihus, halUviSi prohis hominihus et toti communitati portuum et 
membrorum ' are written twice by oversight, the word ' portuwn ' being omitted in the 
first case, 



196 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



2298. Membrane lid — cont, 

To the barons, bailiffs and men of the port of Sandwich, with its members. 

Langley. ^^ f^]^^ ]^i^g wishes that his passage to England shall be accelerated, he 
orders them, as he has done before, to cause all ships of their ports and 
its members suitable for carrying men, horses, and other necessaries to 
be prepared with bridges and hurdles without delay, and to cause them to 
come thus prepared to Sluys in Flanders on the first Sunday in Lent, at the 
latest, in order to make the king's passage speedily, in accordance with the 
king's other order to them, so conducting themselves in this behalf that the 
king's passage shall not be further delayed in their default. Witness : 
Edward, the king's son. [F(edera.] 

The like to the barons, bailiffs and men of the ports of Dover, Heth, 
Romenhale, and Hasting', with their members. [Ibid.] 

The like to the barons, bailiffs and men of Wynch[elese] omitting the 
reference to its members {^hi7i[e] illo verbo (sic) cum membris suis). [Ibid.] 

To John de Drokenesford, keeper of the wardrobe. As the king needs 
at least a hundred ships for his passage and for that of his subjects with 
him to England, according to the orders that he has given to Edward, 
his son, supplying his place in England, and his council, and as he 
cannot have more than twenty ships for the passage from the port of 
Yarmouth upon this occasion, as he understands, he orders John to 
provide without delay in sach manner that the king may have the 
remaining eighty ships by all means from the ships of the Cinque Ports, 
which the king wills shall be at Sluys in Flanders on the first Sunday in 
Lent at the latest for making his passage speedily. He is enjoined not 
to neglect this as he loves the king and his honour, and to use all 
diligence in this behalf, so that the said passage shall not be further 
delayed. [Ibid.] 

Feb. 14. To the bailiffs, men and whole community of Portesmouth. As the 

Langley. king wills that his passage to England shall be accelerated as much as 
possible, he particularly requests {rogamits ex corde) them to cause all ships 
of that town suitable for the carriage of men, horses and other necessaries 
to be prepared with bridges and hurdles without delay, and to cause them 
to come thus prepared with sufficient sailors and mariners to Sluys in 
Flanders on the first Sunday in Lent at the latest, in order to make the 
king's passage speedily, as Richard de Kestan, his clerk, whom he is sending 
to them to see that this matter shall be well and quickly done, shall 
enjoin upon them on the king's behalf, to whom they are to give credence 
in this matter. They are enjoined not to neglect this in any manner as 
they love the king's honour and profit and his arrival in England and as 
the king trusts in them. The king's clerk John de Drokenesford, keeper 
of his wardrobe, will satisfy those whom they shall appoint for this 
purpose for the expenses incurred in this matter when they shall arrive in 
Flanders. 

To Adam Gurdun. Order to go to the aforesaid town immediately 
upon sight of the letters directed to him, and to induce the bailiffs and 
community with the aforesaid Richard to cause all the ships of that town 
to be prepared and sent to Sluys in form aforesaid. 

Feb. 14. To Nicholas de Cheyny, keeper of the islands of Geres [eye] and 

Langley. Gernes[eye]. As it is not necessary, by reason of the truce concluded 

between the king and his confederates and the king of France and his 

confederates and its prolongation until the Epiphany next and for a year 

from then, to retain as much garrison {inimicionem) in the castles of those 

* Carelessly enrolled as sui^ 



26 EDWARD I. 197 



1 9QQ Membrane 14:d — eont» 

islands as Nicholas has kept there during the war, the king orders him to 
remove the garrison in the meantime, provided, however, that the islands 
and castles shall be always well and safely kept, lest damage or danger 
arise to the islands or castles for lack of custody. 

Feb. 14. To Stephen de Penecestre, warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him 

Langley. ^^^q supplies his place.*^ Order to cause the truce until the morrow 
of the Epiphany next and for a year from then concluded between 
the king and the king of France to be proclaimed without delay 
throughout those ports, and to cause it to be observed in all points, 
and to cause inhibition to be made by the king's sheriffs in his bailiwick 
to all those of the ports that they shall not, under pain of forfeiture 
of life and limb and of all that they can forfeit, commit any grievance, 
injury, damage, or molestation, openly or secretly, by land or by sea, 
upon the merchants or other men, of whatsoever estate or condition they 
may be, of the realm of France or upon the other lands of the king 
of France, or of the lands of his allies, aiders, men or subjects, contrary 
to the form of the truce {wJdch is set out at length). The king also orders 
him to choose and appoint in each of the ports in his bailiwick four 
good and loyal men to cause the masters {mettres) of ships and of other 
vessels departing from those ports or from any of their members to swear 
that they will keep well and loyally the truce aforesaid in all its points, 
without contravening it openly or secretly by themselves or by others, and 
to cause also the said four persons to be sworn that they shall conduct 
themselves well and loyally in this matter in order to avoid evil arising 
between the one party and the other or damage being done to any of the 
men of the realm of France, and that they shall not neglect (lessez) the 
profit of the king in any manner. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 
French, 

The like, * de mot en mot,' to the barons, bailiffs, men and entire com- 
munity of the port of Sandwich and its members with ' conclusion ' 
ordering them, on their faith and loyalty, to cause the truce to be firmly 
observed in all its points, and forbidding them and each of them, under 
pain of forfeiture of life and limb and of all that they can forfeit, to 
commit grievance, damage, wrong or molestation by land or by sea, 
openly or secretly, upon any merchant or other of whatsoever estate or con- 
dition he may be of the realm of France or oi the other lands of the king 
of France, or of the lands of his allies, aiders, men or subjects, contrary 
to the form of the truce, and without the clause relating to the election of 
the four men. 

The like, with the same conclusion, to the barons, bailiffs, men and all 
the community of the following ports with their members : Faveresham, 
Hethe, Hasting', Komenhale, Dover, and La Eye, and the port of 
Wynchelse without its members. 

The like, with the same conclusion, to the bailiffs, men and all the 
community of the following towns : Yarmouth, Ipswich, Dunwich, 
Lenne, Grymesby, Scardeburgh, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Southampton, 
Portsmouth, Bristol, Boston, andLym. 

The like to John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, to cause the ti^uce [to be 
pToclaimed] throughout Ireland in cities, boroughs, market towns, sea 
points, and in all other places where necessary, with clause for the appoint- 
ment of four men in each port to take oath from the masters of ships, as 
above. 



The enrolment runs over on to Membrane IZd. 



198 



CALENDxiR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1298. 



Feb. 23. 

Westminster, 



Feb. 26. 
Fulham. 



1297. 

Nov. 26. 

Westtainster. 



1298. 
Feb. 26. 

Fulham. 



Membrane 13c/ — cont. 

The like to Sir Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester, with the said 
clause. 

The like to John de Havering', justice of North Wales, with the said 
clause. 

The like to Robert de Tybetot, justice of South Wales, with the said 
clause. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England, to cause the truce [to be 
proclaimed] in their county [courts] and throughout their bailiwicks in 
cities, boroughs, market towns, sea ports, and all other places where 
necessary, with the said clause. 

John de Vernoun acknowledges that he owes to William de Sutton 
14/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Essex. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

John de Folsham acknowledges thaii he owes to the said William 10^. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city 
of London. 

To the official of the archbishop of Canterbury and to his commissary. 
Whei'eas Nicholas Cole, chaplain, lately impleaded Master John Wele, 
parson of the church of Wodele, before the official in court Christian 
concerning chattels and debts that are not of a testament or matrimony, 
and the king, because the cognisance of such pleas pertains to him and 
his crown and dignity and not to any one else in his realm, prohibited 
the official by writ from holding this plea in court Christian ; and the 
official, asserting that the writ had been sued out with John's assent, 
draws him into a plea before him in court Christian, as the king learns 
from the information of many men : as it would manifestly prejudice the 
king if any one should be drawn into a plea in court Christian concerning 
those things that had been regularly sued out in his court to protect his 
right and that had been shown (porrecta) to the ecclesiastical judges so that 
they should not attempt anything in court Christian to his prejudice, the 
king prohibits the official from holding this plea in court Christian. 
Witness : Edward, the king's son. [Prynne, Reconh, iii. p. 780.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Whereas the 
king, at the instance of the community of his realm, has remitted the 
custom lately granted to him in aid of his war against the king of France, 
to wit 40s. from each sack of wool and 40^. from BOO wool-fells, which 
make a sack, and 5 marks from each last of hides leaving the realm, to be 
received for two or three years if the war should last so long, saving to him 
and his heirs the custom of wool, fells and hides previously granted to 
him : the king, willing that this shall also be done and observed in 
Ireland, orders the treasurer and barons to supersede entirely the taking 
of the custom in that land lately granted to the king in aid of the war 
upon wool, fells and hides leaving that land, taking for the king's use the 
custom of half a mark upon each sack of wool and upon every 300 wool- 
fells, which make a sack, and a mark upon each last of hides leaving that 
land, as was usual before the war aforesaid. Witness : Edward, the king's 
son. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, and to the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer of Dublin. Order not to take or cause to be taken any- 
thing from the corn or other goods of W. archbishop of Dublin against 
his will, by reason of any order sent to them to send corn and victuals to 
Wales or Scotland, but to permit him to enjoy freely his corn and other 



M EDWARD 1. 



199 



March 15. 
Sandwich. 



March 17. 

Canterbury 



1298. Membrane IBd — cont. 

goods and to make his profit thereof as shall seem good to him, as the 
king wishes to provide for the archbishop's indemnity because he is going 
to the Eoman court by his order in his service. 

March 6. Thomas, parson of the church of Chartham, Master John de Moningham, 

Canterbury, parson of the church of Eghethorn, and Robert de Henyngton acknowledge 

that they owe to John de Langeton, parson of the church of Reculvre, 

1781. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 

CO. Kent. Witness : Edward, the king's son. 

John Holte of Canterbury came before the king, on Friday before 
St. Gregory, and sought to replevy 20 acres of land, 2s. 8d. of yearly rent, 
and a rent of a cock and four hens in Heme near Reculvre, which were 
taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench 
against Joan, late the wife of William de Selling. This is signified to the 
justices. 

MEMBllANE 126?. 
Memoyandnm, that the king here returned to England from Flanders. 

To W. bishop of Ely. Order to come to the king at Westminster in 
person on Palm Sunday, as the king wishes to have a conference 
{colloqmiun) and treaty with him upon certain arduous matters touching 
the king and the estate of his realm. [Fmlera ; Vcui. Writs.] 

The like to the bishop of London and to twenty-one others. [Ibid.] 

To the abbot and convent of Vercelli. Whereas there have been 
arrangements {prelo cue tones) between them and the abbess and sisters of 
the order of St. Clare at Waterbeche, in the king's realm, concerning the 
church of Cestreton, in the diocese of Ely, which the abbot and convent 
possess for their own use of the king's patronage, which church is to be 
granted by the abbot and convent to the abbess and sisters and to their 
successors for ever if the king will consent : the king signifies to them 
that he is well pleased that the arrangements shall be observed and that 
the advowson of the church shall be granted by them to the abbess and 
sisters, on condition that when the grant have been made, they shall 
certify him in full by their letters patent of the form and manner of the 
grant. 

March 17. To John de Warenne, earl of Surreye. The king informs him that he 
Canterbury, jj^g returned from Flanders to his realm of England, and that he arrived 
safe and sound at Sandwyz on Friday after St. Gregory, with all his 
company. The king thanks him greatly for undertaking his business of 
going against his enemies in those parts during the time when he was 
beyond sea, and he prays him to continue what he has so well commenced 
and to carry them out to the extent of his power, as the king will 
hasten to come to him as much as he can, and before and after his 
arrival he will employ all the good counsel that he is able to do in this 
matter, so that, with the aid of God, it shall proceed well, as it ought to 
do. The king sends him these letters separately, as the chief of those who 
are in the king's behalf in the parts where the earl is, and he sends to him 
another open letter of the same tenor written generally to all the great 
lords of the earl's company without naming them, because at the time 
when the king sent letters to the earl by Robert Achard, the king's 
knight, he sent thither some [letters] to be delivered to certain persons 
who were not there, for which reason the king prays the earl to cause the 
letters general to be delivered to those who shall be with him when these 
letters shall come to him, in such place and in such manner as shall seem 
best to him. French. [Fmdera.] 



200 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 



March 19. 

Newington. 



March 26. 
Thurrock. 



March 25. 

Thurrock^ 



March 24. 

Thurrock. 



March 30. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 12d — cont, 

Peter Tholjmer acknowledges that he owes to Peter de Edelmeton, 
citizen of London, 3Z. 45. 0^/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels. 

To the justices of the Bench. Notification that Christopher, son of 
Simon Benet of Oxford, came before the king, on Wednesday after St. 
Gregory, and sought to replevy three shops of his and his wife Alice in 
Oxford, which were taken into the king's hands for their default before 
the justices against Isolda, late the wife of William le Espicer of Oxford. 

Peter Adryan acknowledges that he owes to William de Anlavby, parson 
of the church of Stokhamond, 20L ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattells in the city of London. 

To the justices of the Bench. Notification that Christopher de Oxonia 
came before the king, on Tuesday the feast of the Annunciation, and 
sought to replevy to Peter de Brehull of Oxford the latter's land, which 
was taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices against 
Christina, late the wife of Roger de Trillemelle of Oxford. 

To the same. Notification that the said Peter came before the king on 
the said Tuesday, and sought to replevy to Robert son of Hugh le 
Parmenter the latter's land in Oxford, which was taken into the king's 
hands for his default against the aforesaid Christina. 

To the sheriff of York. The king sends to him enclosed in the presents 
the form of an inhibition ordained for the merchants and other men of 
Flanders, which he wills shall be publicly proclaimed and observed in 
every city, borough, market town and other place where necessary or 
expedient within his realm ; he therefore orders the sheriff to cause the 
form of the inhibition to be publicly proclaimed in all its articles in every 
city, borough, market town and other place necessary or expedient within 
the sheriff'' s bailiwick. 

[The foiin aforesaid.'] Although it is contained in the form of the truce 
{suf ranee) lately concluded between the king of England and the king of 
France that merchants and all other manner of men of the power of the 
king of France and of his allies may come safely and surely into the realm 
of England and into all the other lands of the king, and may stay there, ply 
merchandise, and depart at their pleasure during the truce ; nevertheless 
because the merchants and other men of Flanders hesitate {se doutent) to 
come into the realm of England by reason of certain disputes and riots that 
arose at Gaunt between the king's men and them when the king was in 
those parts, it is forbidden on the king's behalf that any one shall, under 
pain of forfeiture of life and limb and all that he can forfeit, commit 
grievance, wrong, damage, or molestation, openly or secretly, by land or by 
sea, upon the merchants or other men of Flaunders of whatsoever estate or 
condition they may be, but that they may go throughout the realm of 
England and the other lands of the king, may stay there, ply their mer- 
chandise, and depart at their pleasure without hindrance or disturbance, 
as they did at any times heretofore, upon paying the due and usual 
customs. French, 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To William Payforer. Order to be with the king at York at Whitsun- 
tide next at the latest, with horses and arms, ready to set out with the 
king for Scotland to repress the malice of the Scots, the king*s enemies 
and rebels, the king having lately when he was in Flanders ordered him 



■26 EDWAEI) I. 



•201 



1298. 



Membrane 12d — cont. 



to provide himself with horses and arms in such manner that he should 
be ready to set out with the king for Scotland upon his arrival in England, 
and the king is about to set out for this purpose. [Pari, Writs,] 

The Hke to sixty-six others. [Ibid] 

To Alan de Goldingham. Order to be at York with horses and arms 
at Whitsuntide, ready to set out with the king for the aforesaid purpose. 
[Ibid,] 

The like to sixty-eight others. [Ibid] 



April 8. 
Westminster. 



April 10. 

Westminster. 



April 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 12(/ — Schedde, 

To the justices of the Bench. Notification that Roger atte Watredell' 
came before the king, on Tuesday after St. Ambrose, and sought to replevy 
the land of Agnes, late the wife of Elias de Tingewyk in Bechehampton, 
which was taken into the king's hands for her default before the justices 
against Juliana, late the wife of Robert de Bray of Bechehampton. 

Richard Lovel came before the king, on Wednesday after St. Ambrose, 
and sought to replevy the land of Thomas son of William le Hore in 
Maydenstan, which was taken into the king's hands for Thomas's default 
before the justices of the Bench against William son of William Wychard 
and Joan, his wife. This is signified to the justices. 

Master John de Monyngham, parson of the church of Egethorn, and 
Master Robert de Honyngton acknowledge that they owe to John de 
Langeton, parson of the church of Reculvre, 72 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in ,co. Kent. 

Memxmuiduin, that William de Thorntoft, sworn to the office of keeper of 
the Hanaper in place of William de la Doune, who had that office 
previously, received {admisit) the custody of that office on 13 April, at 
Westminster. 

To John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, captain of the king's forces 
{umnicioniH) in Scotland. Whereas the king proposes to be at York at 
Whitsuntide, where he wishes to have conference {colloquium) with the earl 
and others upon certain afiairs touching him and his realm, for which 
reason he has ordered all the earls in the earl's company to be with him 
at the said place on the eve of the feast aforesaid as secretly as they can to 
speak with him upon the said aftairs, leaving their men-at-arms in the 
town of Berwick in the meantime for its defence ; the king orders the earl 
to take with him such of the barons staying there in the king's service as 
he shall deem fit, and to come in person to the king at the said day and 
place as secretly as possible, to speak with the king concerning the said 
affairs, leaving his men-at-arms in the said town for its defence in the 
meantime. [Fcedera; Pari Writs.] 

To Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England. Order to 
come in person with as much force as possible to the king at York on the 
aforesaid eve, to have treaty and colloquy with the king as above, leaving 
his men-at-arms in the town of Berwick for its defence. [Ibid.] 
The like to the following : 
Ralph de Monte Hermeri, earl of Gloucester and Hertford. 
Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex. 
Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Anegos. 
Richard son of Alan, earl of Arundel. [Ibid,] 



202 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1298. 



April 8. 
Westminster. 



April 17. 
Fulham. 



April 15. 
Fulham. 



Membrane 12d — Schedule — cont. 

*'' To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two knights from that county, 
two citizens from each city, and two burgesses from each borough to be 
chosen, and to cause them to come to York at the said day, the knights 
with full and sufficient power for themselves and the community of the 
county and the citizens and burgesses with the like for themselves and 
the communities of the cities and boroughs, to do what shall be then 
ordained by the common council. [Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid,] 

To Edmund de Mortuo Mari. Order to cause six hundred footmen to 
be chosen from the stronger Welshmen in his land of Kery, Kedewy, and 
Arewostly, and to cause them to be taken by some one in whom he has 
confidence to the king at Carlisle, so that they shall be there, provided 
with suitable arms, on Tuesday after St. Barnabas at the latest, ready to 
set out thence at the king's wages against the Scots, as the king greatly 
needs Welsh footmen for the repression of the malice and rebellion of 
the Scots. He is enjoined to conduct himself so in this behalf that he 
shall merit the king's commendation, and so that the expedition shall 
not be delayed through his fault. The king has assigned Henry de 
Braunteston, his clerk, to pay the wages to the Welshmen until they 
shall come to the king at the said day and place. [Feeder a.] 

To William de Breous'. Like order to cause three hundred Welshmen 
to be elected from his land of Gower. The king has appointed Master 
Walter de Clune, his clerk, to pay them their wages as above. 

To Eoger de Mortuo Mari. Whereas the king has appointed him and 
William de la Pole by his letters patent to choose six hundred Welshmen 
from Soger's lands of Lanhudo, Meskyn, Moghelan, and from the parts 
of La Pole, to be taken to the king at Carlisle : the king orders him to 
attend diligently to the said affair with William, in accordance with the 
letters patent, so that such men shall be chosen as may do good service 
{boniim locum tenere) to the king in his army. 

To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Whereas the king has 
appointed him by letters patent to choose seven hundred Welshmen from 
the parts of Eos, Roynok, Mayllor Saysnek, Hope, Engelfeld, Dyffren- 
cloyth, and Mohautesdale, to be taken to the king at Carlisle by Tuesday 
after St. Barnabas ; the king has enjoined John de Borham, his clerk, to 
pay the wages of the Welshmen to one of Reginald's men to be deputed 
for this purpose, which man shall pay their wages to them until they 
come to the king : the king therefore orders Reginald to appoint one of 
his men in whom he has confidence to receive the wages from the said 
clerk and to pay them. 

Walter de Derneford and Joan, his wife, acknowledge that they owe to 
John de Drokenesford, clerk, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in cos, Southampton and Dorset. 

Stephen le Litle of Stureye came before the king, on Tuesday after 
SS. Tiburtius and Valerian, and sought to replevy the land of Daniel 
Whitlether in Menstre in Tanete, which was taken into the king's hands 
for his default before the justices of the Bench against Dionysia, late the 
wife of Adam Antioche. This is signified to the justices. 

Memorandum, that the abbots of Grestain {de Gresteno), Cormeiles, and 
Preaux {de Pratellis) came into the king's court before his council in the 
exchequer, on 14 April, and offered to the king their fealties due to him 
for their lands in England, which fealties the king deferred receiving for 
divers causes. 

*Tbe original writs are dated April 13, as pointed out by the editor of the Pari. Writs. 



26 EDAVAED 1. 



203 



1298. 



April 26. 

St. Albans. 



April 25. 

St. Albans. 



April 15. 
Fulham. 



Mejnbraiie 1 2d — Schedule — co7it. 

Master Thomas de Esthalle acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 
Roubury, clerk, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

To the justices of the Bench. Notification that Simon le Warenner 
came before the king, on Saturday after St. Mark, and sought to replevy 
to Sibyl la Kembestere her land in Hertford, which was taken into the 
king's hands for her default before the justices against Sapiencia, daughter 
of Luke Mody. 

To the sheriff of Oxford, .\lthough the king lately ordered the sheriff, 
at the request of 0. bishop of Lincoln, to cause all the lay force that held. 
itself in the church of Iftele in order to disturb the bishop from executing 
his spiritual office, to be removed from that church without delay, and 
the sheriff, exceeding the tenor of the writ, has caused the clerks 
of Amadeus de Sabaudia, the king's kinsman, archdeacon of Oxford, 
serving in that church, to be removed by virtue of the said writ ; for which 
reason the king at another time ordered the sheriff to replace the said 
clerks serving the church in their former condition, and to cause all lay 
force in the church with the object of preventing the bishop from executing 
his spiritual office to be removed from it ; the king nevertheless orders the 
sheriff' to cause all lay force in the church for the aforesaid purpose and 
no other [force]' to be removed from the church without delay, in accord- 
ance with the tenor ot his previous order. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 781.] 

To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Whereas the king has appointed 
William Trussel, John de Crokesleye, and Richard de Lughteburgh to let 
out on rent {arentandi) his wastes in his own soil and in the soil of others, 
with the will of the lords thereof, that pertain to him to be let out on 
rent according to the assize of the forest in certain forests, parks, and 
woods of the king this side Trent, as contained in the king's letters 
patent : the king orders the sheriff to aid and counsel William, John, and 
Richard, or two or one of them, in executing these matters, as they shall 
inform him on the king's behalf and as often as he shall be required so to 
do by them, or by two or one of them. 

The like to the sheriffs of Sussex, Surrey, Southampton, Somerset and 
Dorset, Wilts, Devon, Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, Stafford and 
Salop, Rutland, Northampton, Huntingdon, Buckingham, Bedford, Oxford 
and Berks, Cambridge, Chester, and Kent. 



Membrane 12d — Schedule, dorse, 

April 1. John de Sancto Dionisio, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Robert de Halghton, clerk, 1166*. lid. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Nicholaa de Hodenho acknowledges that she owes to Anabilla de la 
Barre 60Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels 
in CO. Hertford. 

March 30. To William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick. Order to be with the 

Westminster, king at York at Whitsuntide at the latest with horses and arms, ready to set 

out thence with the king for Scotland to repress the malice of the king's 

rebels, as the king is setting out for Scotland in aid of his subjects in 

those parts. [Fcedera ; ParL Writs,] 

The like to one hundred and fifty-six others. [Ibid,] 



204 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1298. 



March 26. 

Thurrock. 



April 4. 
Westminster. 



Alemhrane 12d — Schedule, dorse— cont, 

Henry de Lincolnia of Great Yarmouth and John Aleyn of the same 
acknowledge that they owe to William de Hamelton, clerk, 81 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 
Cancelled on jMj/ment, 

To the earl of Ulster. Order to use his influence for the maintenance 
of peace and tranquillity in his lands in Ireland, so that he may merit the 
king's commendation, as the king desires that peace shall be kept in 
Ireland, especially while he is in Scotland, whither he is going to repress 
the malice of his rebels ; provided that the earl shall be always ready 
with horses and arms to come to the king in Scotland when required by 
the king to do so. [Fcedera; FarL Writs.] 

To Joan, wife of John Comyn of Badenagh, the younger. Order to 
come to the king at London immediately upon sight of these letters, 
bringing with her her children, the king's kinsmen, as he wills that she 
shall come to him at London at once for certain reasons. In order to 
conduct her and her children to London, the king is sending to her the 
sheriff of Oxford and Michael de Karliolo, the king's Serjeant, the bearer 
{serrlentem nostrum ad [for et ?] latorem) of the presents. 

To 0. bishop of Lincoln. Whereas the king before his passage into 
Flanders willed and desired to cause the grievances inflicted upon his 
people in his name to be amended, and for this purpose sent his letters 
patent throughout every county in the realm ; he has now, wishing to 
carry out the said matter, appointed John de Insula and Thomas de 
Sneterton in cos. Lincoln, Rutland, and Northampton, together with a 
clerk and a man of religion to be appointed by the bishop, to enquire by 
the oath of lawful men of those counties concerning such grievances, 
such as things taken in churches, and wool, fells, hides, corn, beasts, fish 
and all other things likewise taken within and without churches, through- 
out the said counties, whether from clerks or from laymen, whether 
for the keeping of the sea or for other cause, after the commencement of 
the war between the king and the king of France, and to hear and 
determine all and singular these things, in accordance with the power 
granted to John and Thomas by the king's letters patent [Cat, Fatent Rolls, 
26 Ed. I, p. 388] and with the form of the ordinance made by the king and 
his council in this matter, which the king had caused to be delivered sealed 
with his seal to John and Thomas : the king therefore orders the bishop 
to appoint a clerk and a man of religion of his diocese whom he shall deem 
fit and circumspect to execute the premises with John and Thomas when 
John and Thomas shall let him know. 

The like to the same to appoint a clerk and a man of religion with 
John de Burn and John de Wileby appointed by the king for cos. 
Buckingham, Bedford, Oxford, and Leicester. 

The like to the same to appoint a clerk and a man of religion with 
William de Den and Koger Brian in cos. Huntingdon and Hertford. 
The like to the following bishops : 

The bishop of Norwich to appoint a clerk and a man of religion with 
John de Insula and Thomas de Sneterton in cos. Norfolk and 
Suffolk. 
The bishop of London to appoint a clerk and a man of religion with 
William de Den and Roger Brian in cos* Essex, Hertford, and 
Middlesex. 
The guardian of the spirituality of the bishopric of Ely for a clerk 
and a man of religion with William de Den and Roger Brian in 
CO. Cambridge. 



26 EDWARD I. 



205 



J 298, if(f?«&ra??^ 12c? — Schedule, dorse — cont. 

The archbishop of Canterbury to appoint a clerk and a man of religion 

with John le Sauvage and John de Baiiquell in co. Kent. 
The bishop of Chichester to appoint a clerk and a man of religion 

with the said John and John in co. Sussex. 
The bishop of Winchester to appoint a clerk and a man of religion 

with the said John and John in cos. Surrey and Southampton. 
The bishop of Salisbury to appoint a clerk and a man of religion 

with the said John and John in co. Wilts. 
The same to appoint a clerk and a man of religion with John Randulf 

and Richard de Coleshull in co. Berks. 
The bishop of Bath and Wells to appoint a clerk and a man of religion 

with the said John and Richard in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 
The bishop of Exeter to appoint a clerk and a man of religion with 

the said John and Richard in cos. Devon and Cornwall. 
The bishop of Worcester to appoint a clerk and a man of religion 

with Adam de Crokedayk and Robert de Knyttele in cos. Gloucester 

and Worcester. 
The bishop of Hereford to appoint a clerk and a man of religion 

with the said Adam and Robert in co. Hereford. 
The bishop of Coventry and Lichfield to appoint a clerk and a man 

of religion with Adam and Robert in cos.- Salop and Stafford. 
The same to appoint a clerk and a man of religion with William de 

Sancto Quintino and Peter Becard in cos. Lancaster and Derby. 
The same to appoint a clerk and a man of religion with John de 

Burn and John de Wileby in co. Warwick. 
The elect of York to appoint a clerk and a man of religion with 

William de Sancto Quintino and Peter Bocard in cos. York, 

Lancaster, Nottingham and Derby. 

Alan de Braythewell came before the king, on Monday after St. Ambrose, 
and sought to replevy to Amice, daughter of Nicholas de Weston, her 
land in Bhaldewell, which was taken into the king's hands for her default 
before the king against John son of William de Shaldewell. This is 
signified to the justices of the Bench. 

Ralph de Bouhun, canon of St. PauFs church, London, Iterius, parson 
of the church of Rysindenne, and Master John de Dovorria, parson of the 
church of Litlington, acknowledge that they owe to William de Hamelton 
15Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
COS. Leicester, Northampton, and Bedford. 

April 8. John Hamound and John de Hasshefold acknowledge that they owe to 

Westminster. John de Langeton, clerk, 60 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 



April 7. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE lid. 

April 26. To the abbess and convent of Holy Trinity, Caen. Order to confer 
St. Albans, upon Benedict de Bures, king's clerk, a suitable yearly pension, to be 
received by him until they shall provide him with a suitable ecclesiastical 
benefice, making to him letters patent under the seal of their chapter in 
this behalf, and writing back to the king quickly what they shall have 
caused to be done in this matter, as the abbess is bound by reason of her 
new creation to provide one of the king's clerks, to be nominated by him, 
with such pension until they provide him with a suitable benefice. 



200 



()ALENr).\K OP closj: rolls. 



1298. 
April 28. 

St. Albans. 



April 26. 

St. Albans. 



Membrane lld—cont. 

To him who supplies the place of Oto de Grandisono in the islands of 
Gerese[eye] and Gernes[eye]. Whereas the king lately, at the suit of 
Luke Oodes, burgess and merchant of John, duke of Britanny, who 
asserted that a ship called '^ la Holt Sancti Jacobi,' laden with divers 
wares, had been taken by James Lescremissur and his fellows by force 
and arms, and had been taken by them to the islands aforesaid, after the 
truce concluded between the king and the king of France, and was there 
detained from him, ordered Nicholas de Cheney, then keeper of the 
islands, to cause the ship and the goods and wares found in her to be 
restored to Luke, if he should ascertain that she had been taken after the 
conclusion of the truce ; and Nicholas has done nothing in the matter 
up to this time, as the king learns : the king orders him who supplies 
the place of Oto to cause the ship and her contents to be restored to Luke, 
if he ascertain that she was thus taken after the conclusion of the truce, 
so that Luke shall not have to come again to the king through his default, 
especially as the king is bound by the form of the truce to make 
restitution of goods taken from the men of the king of France and of his 
confederates during the truce. 

To the abbot and convent of Peterborough. Bequest that they will 
admit into their house John de Hibernia, who has long and faithfully 
served the king, and whom the king is sending to thorn, and that they 
will find him for life the necessaries of life in food and clothing according 
to the requirements of his estate. 

John de la Sale of Dover acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 
Jernemuta 30s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

Stephen le Fauconer of Sandwich, Thomas de Estwell of He the, and 
John Eoger of Hastinges acknowledge that they owe to John de la Sale 
of Dover 305. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in cos. Kent and Sussex. 

To the mayor, barons and bailiffs of Sandwich. Whereas contentions 
and disputes have arisen between them and the other barons and men of 
the Cinque Ports and the burgesses and men of Yarmouth, concerning 
which both parties submitted themselves to the king's award (clicto)^ to be 
ordained once or more times at his will ; the king has caused his award 
to be begun in this manner, to wit that peace shall be thus firmly and 
inviolably observed between them : he wills that the master of each ship 
of that town and of the ports and their members j together with two of the 
better men of each ship passing by sea, shall take bodily oath before the 
mayor, barons and bailiffs, before the ships leave that town and the 
said ports and their members, that they will observe *the king's peace 
and will cause their companions and those under them to observe it, and 
that if any disturbers of the peace or malefactors committing felonies or 
trespasses be found among them at sea or on land, they shall speedily 
arrest the trespassers with their chattels, and shall deliver them to the 
bailiffs of the next place within the realm where they shall come to land, 
to be kept and justiced according to the law and custom of those parts, 
and that the said bailiffs shall receive the chattels by indenture and 
shall answer to the king for them if the persons be convicted of any 
felony ; but if any of them be convicted of other trespasses, they and 
their goods and chattels shall remain under arrest until they shall have 
satisfied the injured complainants. If the said malefactors cannot be 
arrested or attached, their goods and chattels sh9.ll be arrested wd kept 



2() FJnVACP 1. 



207 



1298. 



April 27. 

Sfc. AlbanB. 



May 10. 

Bury 
St. Edmunds. 



May 10. 
Bury 

!:i. Edmunds. 



May 11. 

Thetford. 



MonhrnJir lid — cont. 

by such bailiffs until they shall permit themselves to be justiced, and the 
masters of such ships shall notify the mayor, barons and bailiffs' keeper 
of the said ports or the king's bailiffs of Yarmouth concerning such 
trespassers who do not permit themselves to be justiced, so that the 
trespassers shall be arrested by the keeper if found within his bailiwick 
or by the bailiffs of Yarmouth if found within their bailiwick, in form 
aforesaid, to be justiced at the suit of those complaining. The king 
therefore orders them to cause his peace aforesaid to be proclaimed 
publicly throughout their bailiwick, and to cause the articles noted above 
to be firmly observed in form aforesaid. 
The like to the following : 

The mayor, barons and bailiffs of the port of Dover. 

The barons and bailiffs of the port of Hastinges. 

The barons and bailiffs of the port of Pevenes[eye]. 

The mayor, barons and bailiffs of Faveresham. 

The barons and bailiffs of the port of Romen[hale]. 

The barons and bailiffs of the port of Hethe. 

The mayor, barons and bailiffs of the port of Wynchelse. 

The mayor, barons and bailiffs of the port of La Rye. 

The king's bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 

To the king's bailiffs of the Middle Hundred of Ludilande. Whereas 
the barons of the Cinque Ports and the bailiffs and burgesses of Yarmouth 
have submitted themselves to the king's ordinance concerning the dispute 
between them, as contained^ in their letters patent in the king's hands, 
and the king has now caused his award to be thus begun, to wit, that 
good peace shall be between the parties, both by land and by sea, and that 
it shall be henceforth firmly and inviolably observed ; he orders the bailiffs 
to observe the peace so far as in them lies, and not to inflict upon the 
said barons of the Cinque Ports or upon their men any wrong, molesta- 
tion, damage, or grievance by land or by sea, in their persons or goods, 
under pain of forfeiture of life and limb, lands, goods and chattels and of 
all that they can forfeit to him. 

To the prior and convent of Kirkham. Request that they will admit 
into their house Hugh Dalling, the king's serjeant, whom the king is 
sending to them, and that they will find him for life the necessaries of life 
in food and clothing according to the requirements of his estate. By K. 

The like to the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Bristol, for Peter 
de Hillesy. 

William le Bailliff came before the king, on Sunday after St. John ante 
Portam Latinam, and sought to replevy the land of Richard son of James 
de Esyng and of William, his brother, and of Margery de Rudeyerd in 
Lek', which was taken into the king's hands for their default before the 
justices of the Bench against William de Westwode and Agnes, his wife. 
This is signified to the justices. 

Master William de Wherewell has letters deprecatory from the king to 
the prior and convent of Christ Church, Twyn[ham], to admit him into 
their house and to find him the necessaries of life in food and clothing in 
accordance with the requirements of his estate.'*' By p.s. [1541.] 

Richard de Welle of Walton acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Sancto Licio of Huntingdon and Geoffrey de Collen 16 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Huntingdon. 



* The privy seal states that he was unable to serve the king longer by reason of his 
infirmity. 



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2298 Memb rane 1 1 d — cont, 

Nicholas de Burton, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to William de la 
Doune, 60tS. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels. 

May 26. To John de Havering', justice of North Wales, and to Griffin Loyth. 

York. Whereas the king lately ordered [Gal. Patent Bolls, 26 Ed. I, p. 343] them 
to cause two thousand Welsh footmen to be chosen from the parts of 
Snaudon, and to cause them to be conducted to him at Carlisle, provided 
with suitable arms, by Tuesday after St. Barnabas next, ready to set out 
thence at his wages against the Scots, the king's enemies and rebels ; as 
the king for certain causes wills that the Welshmen shall not be there 
before Wednesday the morrow of Midsummer, he orders them to cause the 
aforesaid number of Welshmen to be chosen and taken to Carlisle by the 
latter date, in accordance with the tenor of the king's other order directed 
to them. [ParL Writs,] f 

To Reginald de Grey, bisHop of Chester, and to the bailiff of Henry de 
Lacy, earl of Lincoln, at Ros' and Roynok. Like order concerning the 
four hundred footmen from the parts of Ros and Roynok, which the king 
ordered to be conducted to him at Carlisle by Reginald. [Ibid.] 

To the said Reginald, justice of Chester. Like order concerning the 
three hundred footmen from the parts of Maillor Saysnek, Hope, Ingelfeld, 
Dyffryncloyth, and Mohautesdale. [Ibid,] 

To William de Felton, constable of Beaumaris. Like order concerning 
the five hundred footmen from the parts of Angles [eye], [Ibid.] 

To the bailiff of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, at Bromf eld and Yal. 
Like order concerning the four hundred footmen that the king ordered 
him to choose. [Ibid.] 

To Roger de Mortuo Mari and William de la Pole. Like order 
concerning the six hundred footmen from the parts of Landuho, Maskyn, 
Moghela[n], and La Pole. [Ibid.] 






MEMBRANE lOd. 

To Owen (Audoeno) de Monte Gomeri. Like order concerning the six 
hundred footmen from Edmund de Mortuo Mari's lands of Kery, Cadewy, 
and Arewestly, whom the king ordered him to choose and conduct to 
Carlisle with John de Clynton, to be appointed by Edmund for this 
purpose. [Ibid.] 

To Walter de Beysyn. Like order concerning the four hundred 
footmen from the parts of Berton {sic), three hundred from the parts of 
Payn's Castle {Castri MatilV), five hundred from the parts of Buelt and 
Hyrveriton, and three hundred from the parts of Trecastle (trium 
castrorum), Kedewelli and Monemuth. [Ibid.] 

To Warin Martyn and Walter de Pederton, supplying the place of 
Robert Tybetot, justice of West Wales. Like order concerning the two 
thousand five hundred footmen, to wit two thousand three hundred from 
the parts of Cardigan, Strattewy, and Devet, and two hundred from 
the parts of Kemmeys, whom the king ordered to be sent to him at 
Carlisle by one appointed by Walter with the said Warin. ilbid.] 

To Henry de Penbrigg and Morgan ap Meredu. Like order concerning 
the thousand footmen from the parts of Morganno. [Ibid.] 

To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Like order concerning the 
thousand footmen from co. Chester. [Ibid.] 

To Thomas le Waleys. Like order concerning the four hundred 
footmen from the parts of Bergevenny. [Ibid.] 



26 EDWARD I, ^OU 



1298. Membrane 1 0^ — co7iU 

To Richard de Havering. Whereas the king appointed Reginald de 
Grey, justice of Chester, to choose Welsh footmen to a certain number in 
COS. Chester and Lancaster and in the parts of Mailor Seysneck, Hope, 
Ingelfeld, Defreyncloyt, and Mohautesdale, and the said Reginald and the 
bailiff of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, at Ros and Roynok to choose 
footmen in those parts, and William de Felton, constable of Beaumaris 
castle, to choose footmen in the parts of Angles [eye], and Roger de 
Mortuo Mari and William de la Pole to choose footmen in the parts of 
Lanhudo, Maskyn, Moghelan, and la Pole, and John de Havering, justice 
of North Wales, and Griffin Loitb to choose footmen in the parts of 
Snaudon, and the bailiff of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, in the parts 
of Bromfeld and Yal to choose footmen in those parts, up to a certain 
number, and to conduct them to the king at Carlisle by Tuesday after St. 
Barnabas ; and the king now, for certain causes, has ordered them not to 
bring the said men to him at Carlisle before Wednesday the morrow of 
Midsummer : the king orders Richard not to leave those parts in any way 
but to be with the said Welshmen with him at Carlisle on the said 
Wednesday, paying to the Welshmen their wages until they arrive at 
Carlisle, as was enjoined updn Richard. [Ibid,] 

To Richard de Wardington. Like order, the king having appointed 
Roger de Mortuo Mari and William de la Pole to choose Welsh footmen 
in the parts of Lanhudo, Maskyn, Moghelan, and la Pole, etc., as above. 
{JbuL] 

May 28, Henry de la Croiz acknowledges that he owes to William le Fort 30s. ; 

York. to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Stephen Turpyn acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton 
and John de Ruwe 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Ralph de Beauvoir acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Grymmeston 
20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
York. 

May 28. To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause proclamation to be made 

York. immediately upon sight hereof in all cities, boroughs', market towns and 

other places that he shall deem fit that all and singular of his bailwick 

whom the king lately requested to be with him at York with horses and 

arms at Whitsuntide, in order to set out thence with the king to repress 

^ the malice of the Scots, his enemies and rebels, shall be at Rokesburgh 

without fail {modis omnibus) on the eve of Midsummer next at the latest, 
in order to set out thence in form aforesaid. This they shall not neglect, 
as they love the king and his honour and the profit of his realm and as 
they wish to keep themselves and all that they hold in the realm without 
damage. [Park Writs,] 

The like to the sheriffs of twenty-four counties. [Ibid.] 

Roger de Pedwardyn acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le Despenser 
20?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Northampton. 

May 30. Richard de Welles, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 

York. Tanede of Brumfeld 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co, Hereford. 

Cancelled on payment, 

4351 



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1298, 

May 28. 
York. 



Membrane lOd — cont. 

To John de Ferlington. Order to be at Kokesburgh with horses and 
arms on the morrow of Midsummer at the latest, in order to set out 
thence with the king against the Scots. 

June 4. Nicholas le Lorimer came before the king, on Wednesday after Holy 

South Dalton. Trinity, and sought to replevy to Ranulph de M^ikeneye the latter* s land 

in Derby, which was taken into the king's hands for his default before the 

justices of the Bench against Thomas son of William de Kersington. 

This is signified to the justices. 

Richard Wade acknowledges that he owes to John de Boudon 4 marks ; 

to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 

Lancaster. 

Memorandum f that at this time (hie) John de Langeton, the chancellor, 
left ^e court at York to go to the archbishop of Canterbury. 

To T. bishop of Exeter. Although Master John de Crauecumbe and 
William de Hamelton, canons of the church of York and prebendaries of 
Grendale and Warthill, king** clerks, lately recovered the church of 
Axeministre, in the bishop's diocese, as annexed to their prebends, and 
they hold it integrally as a member of the prebends, nevertheless the 
bishop, as the king is given to understand, is endeavouring to divide the 
church and to separate it from the rights and liberties of the said prebends, 
which, if it were done, would redound to the king's prejudice and 
disinheritance ; the king therefore orders the bishop not to attempt, or to 
cause to be attempted, anything that may redound to the weakening of 
the king's royal right and to the diminution of his crown and dignity, and 
forbids him to proceed with the premises, or to ordain anything anew 
concerning them, lest the king be compelled to apply a suitable remedy. 
[Prynne, Becords, iii, 2^. 782.] 



MEMBRANE dd. 

June 8. Robert Bustard acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of Whiteby 10 

Kirkham. marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

William son of Robert de Nevile acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey 
de Saundiaere 20L ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Northampton. » 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Bathonia acknowledges that he owes to William de Bello 
Monte 12 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

June 8. William de Maul, knight, and Richard de Harecurt acknowledge that 

Kirkham. they owe to John de Walkingham, Thomas de Maul, William de 

Walkingham, and Robert de Graham, executors of the will of Mary de 

Maul, 40Z. 12.S. 10^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 

and chattels in cos. Yorkj Bedford, and Hertford. 

June 12. Stephen de Pagula acknowledges that he owes to the prior of Bristal 
Northallerton, in Holdernesse 13 marks; to be levied, ill default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York, 



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Membrane dd — co7tt. 



June 12. To the justices of the Bench. Whereas the abhot and convent of 
Northallerton. St. Mary's, York, claim to have this liberty by the charter of King 
Henry, the king's great-grandfather, that the men of St. Mary's, York, 
shall not go to county [courts] or shire-moots {shir as) ^ or the courts of 
Ridings (Tritldnga) or wapentakes or hundreds, nor for the sheriff or his 
ministers, but if the sheriff or his ministers should have a complaint 
against the said men, they should inform the abbot thereof and should 
come to the court of St. Mary's at a fixed day, and should there have 
right of their capital plea, and St. Mary's should have whatever 
pertained to its court, which liberty the abbot and convent and their 
men have always used heretofore from the time of the making of the said 
charter, as they say : the king orders the justices to permit the abbot and 
convent and their men to use and enjoy the said liberty before them as 
they ought to do and as they and their predecessors and their men have 
reasonably used them from the time of the making of the charter. 

William son of Nicholas de Mitton acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de Cliderow 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Roger de Inkepenne of co. Berks, Walter de Bedewelle of co. Hertford, 
Reginald le Clerk, Roger Cartewrithe, Simon Roufard, Roger le Forester, 
Edmund Ouling, Ralph de Scitgate, John son of Michael, John le Barkere, 
Simon son of Henry, Robert le Flanere, and Henry le Daye of co. Lincoln 
acknowledge that they owe to William de Hamelton and John de 
Merkenfeld 160/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels. 

June 12. To the abbot and convent of Redinges. Request that they will admit 

Northalilerton. into their house Richard de Ry, the king's Serjeant, who has long and 

faithfully served the king, and whom the king is sending to them, and 

that they will find him for life the necessaries of life, according to the 

requirements of his estate. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

John de Bosco, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master Adam de 
Hertford 17 marks 6s. 8d, ; to be levied, in default of payment^ of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

To the justices of the Bench. Whereas the abbot and convent of St. 
Mary's, York, claim to have this liberty by the charter of King Henry, the 
king's great-grandfather, that the men of St. Mary's, York, shall not go to 
county [courts] or shire-moots (sMras), or the courts of Ridings (TnYAm^a) 
or of wapentakes or hundreds, nor for the sheriff or his ministers, but if 
the sheriff or his ministers should have a complaint against the said men, 
they should inform the abbot thereof and should come to the court of St. 
Mary's at a fixed day, and should there have right of their capital plea, 
and St, Mary's should have whatever pertained to its court, which liberty 
the abbot and convent and their men have always used heretofore from 
tbe time of the making of the said charter, as they say ; the king orders 
tjae justices to permit the abbot and convent and their men to use and 
enjoy the said liberty before them as they ought to do and as they and 
their predecessors and their men have reasonably used them from the 
time of the making of the charter. 

June 21. ■ The abbot of Rievaulx (RyevalV) acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
Brunton. Haket, Master Roger de Thornton and Alan de Landemot, executors of 

^he will of Thomas de Clerevaus, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of his lands and chattels, 



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2298, Meiribrane ^d — cont. 

The king sent his writ to the justiciary of Ireland in these words (here 
follows copy of order, dated at Westminster, 22 January, in the 26th 
year, addressed to John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, to assign dower to 
Isabel, late the wife of William de Vesoy, tenant in chief, from the lands, 
knights' fees and advowsons that belonged to William in Ireland, which 
William surrendered to the king before his death, as Isabel has taken 
oath before the king that she will not marry without his licence), by 
reason whereof the sheriff of Kildare was ordered to cause twelve men 
to make an extent, etc. And Thomas son of Alvred, John Punchardoun, 
Miles de Rupe Forti, John le Vel, Robert Perceval, knights, John de 
Coventr[eia], Richard Seward, John Roleg, Simon Surdeval, Peter de la 
More, William Alisaunder, Walter {Waller") Wodelok, John de la Hide, 
Meilerus Madok, Philip Chinverag, Nicholas Thunere, Richard son of 
Reginald, Gilbert Paumer, Walter {Waller') de Wesley, David de Say, and 
Walter le Clerk, jurors, say upon their oath that the said William had, 
on the day when he rendered to the king his tenements in Ireland, at 
Kild[are] the castle with an adjoining plot of uncultivated land, which 
plot is worth yearly 2s. in all issues. He had also there lU. 13s. id, of 
yearly rent issuing from the lands of the men of Kild[are]. He had also 
there a windmill worth 26s. M, yearly. He had also at Alwyn 51 acres 
of arable land in the marches {March') of Offaly, which used to render 34s. 
yearly, but they now lie fallow {frisce) and uncultivated by reason of the 
Irish war of those of Offaly and render nothing yearly. He had also at 
Thurgag' in Carbrie in the same marches 80 acres of land in the marches, 
which used to render 53s. 4:d, yearly, but they now lie fallow by reason of 
the said war. He had also at • MoifiUich in le Cumbre an old castle that 
had been burnt of old and a township of land, which was wont to render 
in time of peace 44s. 5d. yearly, but it has been now long wasted by reason 
of the war of the Irish of those parts. He had also in Shineboth and 
Le Fertoythes 3^ carucates of land and wood and adjoining mountains 
{montanas)j which were wont to render in time of peace 35s. yearly, but 
they have been now long wasted by reason of the war of the Irish of those 
parts. He had also in Glynnok, Carderyn, and Clyncaperel land in 
demesne, which used to be worth in time of peace 100s. yearly, but 
has been long waste by reason of the wars of the Irish. He had 
also the advowson of the church of Yagonestoun, which is a prebend 
of St. Patrick's, Dublin, which prebend is worth 13^. Qs. Sd, yearly. 
He had also the advowson of the church of Kilbrekan, which church 
used to be worth 100s. yearly, but the land of that parish lies waste 
by reason of the wars of the Irish. He had also a sixth of the 
advowson of the church of Cumbre, which used to be of great value, 
but the land of that parish now lies waste by reason of the wars of 
the Irish. He had also the homage and service of the barons of Nas 
for three knights' fees, which render 6L to the scutage when it runs. 
He had the homage and service of Ralph Pypard for the manors of 
Leixlip {de Saltu Salmonis), Cloncoury, and Chastelwaryn, who held them 
by the service of 2| knights' fees and by rendering 100s., to scutage. He 
had also a third of a knight's fee at Bricard, which renders to sct^tage 
13s. M, He had also the lordship of the tenement called * Balidowyl,' 
which renders to scutage 40s. And from all the said fees William 
rendered to the king at each scutage 6L 13s. id,, and the remainder of the 
service remained to William for his own uses. He had also the homage 
and service of Walrand {W air audi) de Wellesleye, who held his tenements 
at Kynheygh of him by the service of 7^. 10s. Od, yearly. The said 
Walrand {Walrannus) likewise held of him his tenements at PoUardestoun 
by the service of one mark yearly; and his tenements at Galmorestoun by 



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Membrane 9d — cont, 

the service of 100.s. yearly. And Robert Perceval held of him his tene- 
ments at Balymany by the service oild. yearly. *^* Thomas de Bermygham 
held of him his tenements at Balylogham by the service of one mark. 
The prior of the Hospital of St. John in Ireland held of him the manor of 
Tholy by the service of GO.s-. yearly. Laurence de Norranh held of him 
his tenements at Dromon by the service of one mark. The serjeanty of 
Oftblan in the aforesaid liberty was wont to render yearly 1006'., and still 
renders as much to the king. The serjeanty of John Helewys, serjeant 
of fee of Omorti and Leys, renders yearly is. The serjeanty of Olialy 
renders yearly 2s, The serjeanty of Wykingele and Arclou rendered and 
still renders yearly 2s, The said William's purparty of the pleas and 
perquisites of assizes of the county and exchequer of Kild[are] assigned to 
him in his purparty of the inheritance of Eleanor, sister and one of the 
heiresses of Walter le Mareschal, was extended at 33^. 12s. 6c/. and is still 
worth as much. 

From which lands, advowsons of churches, knights' fees, rents, etc., 
there are assigned by the assent of the attorneys aforesaid (sic) to Isabel 
in dower the following: from the town of Kildar 7 marks 4s. 5Jc/. of 
rent ; a rent of 60s. yearly from the said prior of the Hospital; a service 
of 33s. Ad, from the serjeanty of Offolan ; 2 marks yearly from the afore- 
said mill ; 1 mark yearly from the said John Bermengham ; 1 mark of 
rent from the said Laurence de Norranh' ; 1 mark of rent from Walrand 
de Wenesleye (sic) from his tenements in Pollardestoun ; a service of 
2s. yearly from the serjeanty of Offaly; 111. 4s. 2d. to be received yearly 
at Kyi [dare] by the hands of the sheriff of the same at Michaelmas, for 
her dower of the aforesaid pleas and perquisites. There are also assigned 
to her the aforesaid 80 acres of land in Carbry and the aforesaid 51 acres 
of land in Alewyn. In the barony of Nas there [are] assigned to her 
the service of a knight's fee, to wit from Geoffrey le Bret, one of the 
parceners, etc.;t and the service of a knight's fee, to wit from Ralph 
Pypard for his manor of Leixlip {de Saltu Salmonis), and a third of a fee 
in Le Brigard. And the advowson of the church of Kylbretan. There is 
also assigned to her her turn of presenting to the church of Le Combre, 
saving to the king his turn as for two parts. 

And be it known that after the said William de Yesy left Ireland those 
who held his place at Kildar' retained from the bishop of Kildare {Bar) 
10 marks of rent in Kildar', issuing from the tenements of the men of 
the borough of Kildar', beyond the extent within -written, for two years 
before William rendered the liberty to the king, which rent the bishop 
and his predecessors were always wont to receive in the time of William 
and of his ancestors. They also detained for two years before the 
surrender from Maud de Kyme, one of the parceners of the said William, 
from her purparty of the aforesaid pleas and perquisites of the assizes of 
the county and exchequer 18Z. Qs. 8d, yearly, which sum is not contained 
in the extent within-written. They also retained for the same time from 
Agatha de Mortuo Mari, the other parcener of William, from her purparty 
of the said pleas and perquisites 261, 6s. Sd., which sum is not contained 
in the extent aforesaid, and nothing of these three parcels is assigned to 
Isabel in dower, but because William was in seisin thereof on the day 
when he rendered his lands to the king, all the said three parcels remain 
in the king's hands until he shall order his will concerning them. 

'^Membrane Sd commences here. 
f It is doubtful from the enrolment whether or not the following are intended to be 
included in the barony of Nas. 



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1 OQQ Membrane Sd — cont. 

June 21. Peter de Eyvill acknowledges that he owes to William Danyel 20^. ; to 
Brunton. }jq levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

June 26. The abbot of Seleby acknowledges that he owes to William de Cravene, 
Alnwick, clerk, John de Reygate, William de Thornton, and John de Lacy, 
executors of the will of John de Reygate, 40 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

To the sheriffs of London. It is shown to the king on behalf of William 
de Weston, chaplain, that whereas he was taken and imprisoned in 
Neugate by the king's writ at the prosecution of John le Lunge, who 
lately alleged in chancery by the oath (Jidem) that he took therein that 
William was the receiver of his money, and that he had no lands whereby 
he could be distrained to render an account to him, and it was afterwards 
shown to the king on William's behalf that the writ had been sued out by 
John improperly (inepte) and to the deception of the king's court, because 
William has lands whereby he can be distrained to render an account to 
him if for any reason he ought to render one to him ; for which reason the 
king ordered the sheriffs by his writ to place John by security and safe 
pledges to be before the king in three weeks from Easter last to answer to 
him for the deception aforesaid and to William for the damages sustained by 
him by reason of the attachment aforesaid ; and the sheriff's, although 
William frequently offered before them to find sufficient security to answer 
to John for the said account, cause William by the procurement of John to 
be kept continuously in prison, so that he is unable to prosecute his suit 
for the deception aforesaid against John in the king's court : as Nicholas 
son of Roger de Burton, clerk, Robert son of Hugh de Mickelfeld, of 
CO. York, Simon son of William de Thorp of co. Lincoln, and Richard son 
of Richard de Hanred of co. Essex, have mainperned before the king in 
chancery to have William before the mayor of that city and the sheriffs 
in the king's busting of that city to render his account to John, if he be 
bound to do so, the king orders the sheriffs to- cause William to be 
delivered from that prison without delay by the mainprise aforesaid. 

Assignment of dower to Roesia, late the wife of Roger de Moubray, 
tenant in chief, from the lands that belonged to him beyond Trent, made 
by Malcolm de Harleye, late escheator beyond Trent, in the presence of 
Hugh de Opavene, attorney of the earl of Cornwall, and of Brother 
William de Weleford and Gilbert de Molton, her attorneys appointed by 
her letters patent to receive her dower. 

There are assigned to her a third of eighteen bovates of land of ancient 
demesne in the manor of Eppe worth, which [arej extended at 30s. yearly ; 
a third of six bovates of land of an assart in the same manor, which [is] 
extended at 12s. yearly ; a third of 81 acres of meadow in the same manor, 
which is extended at 18s. Qd, yearly; a windmill at Whethale, in the 
same manor, which is extended at 13s. M, ; the wood of Mechelwode in 
the same manor, which is extended at 3s. yearly ; a third of all the fishery 
in the manor, which is extended at 2s. 2jt/. yearly ; a third of all the 
rabbit-warren (coninggere) in the same manor, which is extended at 13f (/. 
yearly ; a third of the issues of the pleas and perquisites of the court of 
Eppe worth, which is extended at 18^. M, yearly ; the towns of Ouston 
and of Eerie with the hamlets of Gunthorp and Gideskarth, which are 
extended at HI, 6s. %d, yearly ; and 13Z. 18s. 9(/. yearly of land in 
Haxeye : rendering to the sheriff's aid 2s. M, yearly and for the main- 
tenance of a keeper of the wood 83s. M. yearly. 



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Membrane Sd — cont, 

John de Bradeford, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Bardelby, clerk, lOO*?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Wilts and Berks. 

Camelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE Id. 

July 9. To the sheriff of Devon. The king learns by the information of trust- 

Lowther worthy men that although his confidential clerks {secretarii clerki), Master 
{Lowcder). John de Craucumbe and William de Hamilton, have hitherto held peace- 
fully and quietly the church of Axeministre, with its appurtenances, 
annexed to their prebends in the church of York, which church [of 
Axeministre] they recovered as a member of their prebends in the king's 
court, nevertheless Master Bartholomew de Sancto Laurencio, archdeacon 
of Exeter, not weighing the quality of the persons or time and not 
regarding favourably the estate of the royal honour, has promulgated 
against the said clerks, who are busily engaged in the king's service, a 
sentence of excommunication of his own, and in order that the wrong 
might be reputed greater has caused the sentence [summayn) to be 
published and them to be pronounced publicly excommunicate, and has 
subjected the church to ecclesiastical interdict, to the prejudice and 
grievance of the king's clerks aforesaid and notably to the offence and 
contempt of the king, which the king the more resents the greater the 
offence incurred by him in such processes and the more specially their 
wrongs concern him. Since it is not likely, and the king cannot believe, 
that the crime proceeded from them, by pretext whereof such things ought 
to have been attempted against them, and it does not befit him to 
tolerate such excess and such opprobrium of his clerks, in which he 
cannot but participate, he orders the sheriff' to put Bartholomew by 
security and safe pledges that he will be before the king in fifteen days 
from Michaelmas to answer to him for the excess and grievances thus 
inflicted by him upon the king's clerks and also for the contempt. 
[Prynne, Records^ iii, p. 782.] 

July 11. Nicholas de Burton acknowledges that he owes to Master Robert de 

Braid Gra 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
(Braide). ^0. York. 



July 19. 

Kirk Liston 

( Temple 

Lyston). 



Robert de Sindelesham acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de 
Lenham 9 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Berks. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Joceus de Hagh acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Fysburn 
46Z. 13s. 4td. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Wygeton, Peter de Nuttel[eye], Peter de Hildeyerd, Henry 
le Tailur of Hedon, Walter de Middelton, Robert de Newerk of Harewode, 
and John de Preston acknowledge that they owe to Henry, archbishop of 
York, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

To Robert de Burghesse, warden of the Cinque Ports. As the king 
wills that no abbot or monk of the Cistercian order shall upon this 
occasion go out of the realm to their chapter-general at Citeaux ; he 
orders the warden to cause inhibition to be made throughout all those 



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2298. Membrane Id — cont, 

ports that no one shall, under pain of grievous forfeiture, take out of the 
realm or cause to be taken out of the realm any abbot or monk of the said 
order, or shall permit them to cross without the king's special licence, 
until the king shall otherwise ordain. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 
To the bailiffs of Dunwich. Like order to cause the inhibition to be 
made throughout their bailiwick. 

The like to the bailiffs of the following places : 

Scartheburgh. Lyme. 

Hertrepol. Weymuthe. 

Grymesby. Yarmouth. 

Raveneser. Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Boston. * Herewich. 

Tynemue. Plymouth and Sutton. 

Southampton, Lynn. 

Kyngeston-on-Hul. 

July 19. To the abbot of Ctteaux. Notification that the king has forbidden any 

KirkListon. abbots or monks of the Cistercian order from attending the chapter- 
general at Citeaux, expressing his will that the abbot shall hold them 
excused. 

July 20. To the abbot of Vaudey. Order and request that he will aid the king, in 

Kirk Liston. his most urgent necessity and for the common benefit of the realm and 
of the abbot, with all the contribution (apportiim) that he would carry 
to the coming chapter-general at Ctteaux, and that he will have. it ready 
for payment to the treasurer and chamberlains at the king's exchequer 
at York on the morrow of the Nativity of St. Mary next, as the king 
hopes that the abbot's gratitude will support him, especially in those 
things in which the advantage and profit of the entire realm is concerned. 
He is enjoined not to omit this, as he loves the advantage of the king's 
realm and as he would wish to avoid his own damage. The king will 
cause him to be satisfied for all the money that he shall thus pay to the 
treasurer and chamberlains at the abbot's pleasure, not without suitable 
rewards in good time {nonsine condignis preniiis suo tempore rependendis) . 
By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 
The like to the abbots of the following monasteries : 



Fournays. 

Fountains. 

Rievaulx. 

Byland 

Jervaux {GerovaW), 

Newminster. 

Kirkestall. 

Salleye. 

H walleye. 

Hayles. 

Holcoltram. 

Caldr[e]. 

Roche {de Riipis), 

Ruhford. 

Revesby. 

Louth Park. 

Kirkestede. 

Gerndon. 

Crokesdon. 



Vale Royal. 

Deulacrese. 

Mirivale. 

Cumbe. 

Pyppewell. 

Woborn. 

Wardon. 

Lytlesdon. 

Exeter. 

WaVerley. 

Beaulieu. 

Tyntern. 

Bi^uern (Briier')* 

Basingwerk, 

Thame. 

Cumbermar'. 

Swynesheved. 

Sautrey. 

Byldewas. 



26 EDWARD I. 



217 



1298. 



Membrane Id — co7it. 



July 20. 
Kirk Listen. 



July 20. 

Kirk Liston. 



Aug, 7. 
Stirling. 



Aug. 10. 
Stirling. 



Aug. 19. 
Braid. 



Gracedieu. 

Boxley. 

Bukfestrfe], 

Stmtford. 

Benendon. 

Kyngeswod. 

Bordesley. 



Coggesale. 

Meaux (Melsa) in Holdernesse. 

Netteley. 

Tyltey. 

Hylton. 

Quarr (Quarem). 

Robertsbridge {de Porte (sic) Robe) ti). 



To the abbot of Ctteaux. The king wills that the abbot shall hold the 
abbot of Swalleya («ic), formerly called Stanlowe, excused from coming 
to the chapter- general at Citeaux, as the king wills that for certain 
reasons no abbot or monk of that order shall go out of the realm upon 
the present occasion to attend the chapter-general. 

Simon de Lylling acknowledges that he owes to William de Thornetof t, 
clerk, 40.S. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment, 

John le Spicer of York acknowledges that he owes to John de Merkenfeld 
16 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Stephen le Teuler and Thomas de Belingburgh acknowledge that they 
owe to John de Merkenfeld lOO.s-. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Karthorp acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Everle 14 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

John son of Grecius de Kendale came before the king, on Sunday after 
St. Laurence, and sought to replevy to Walter de Stirkeland his land, 
which was taken into the king's hands for his default in the king's court 
against Agnes, late the wife of John de Warrewyk. This is signified to 
the justices of the Bench. 

John le Botiller of Steynton near Tykehull acknowledges that he owes 
to Thomas de Sheft'eld 70 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in cos. York and Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. % 

Richard le Chaumberleyn acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Stowe 406'. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels. 

Thomas de Mounceus acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Hamelton 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

John de Castelford acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton 
40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels. 

Theobald le Botiller, who is staying in Ireland by the king's licence, 
puts in his place Nicholas de Mariscis, to demand and sue against the 
heirs and parceners of the inheritance of Bichard son of John, tenant in 
cJhief, the manor of Witheton, co. Lancaster, which he had mortgaged 
{impignoravit) to Richard, as is contained in the inquisition made 
concerning it and returned into chanoeiy, atad to do and receive in this 
matter what the king's court shall consider. 



218 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 

Aug. 20. 

Braid. 



Aug. 20, 
Braid. 



Sept. 8. 
CarUsk. 



MEMBRANE Qd, 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause inquisitions to be made what 
abbots, monks, or brethren of the orders of Citeaux, Clairvaux, and 
Premontre of his bailiwick have carried out (apportarimt) or transmitted 
contributions (apportum) or any money as a subsidy to the abbots of the 
aforesaid orders or under colour of subsidy to be made to the abbots or 
their monasteries at Citeaux {Cicestr', in error for Cisterc'), Clairvaux, or 
Premontre, at their chapter-general or at other times, or in any other 
way, or who have placed wool or other merchandise in the hands of 
merchants or others under any colour in order that they might come to the 
hands of the aforesaid abbots or to the use of their monasteries, or who 
have transferred themselves thither in person, and to enquire the amount 
of the contributions, money, wool and merchandise carried or sent to 
those parts, and to enquire by whom and by whose orders they were sent, 
and from what time, and by what ports and places, and of all other 
circumstances whereby the king may be the more fully certified as to the 
premises. By p.s. of credence {de credencia) by J. de Berewyk. 

[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 785.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To the bailiffs of the abbot of St. Mary*s, York, at Bouthum. Whereas 
it is sufficiently evident that the pavement of the said town of Bouthum 
is so very greatly (enonuiter) broken up that all and singular passing and 
going through that town sustain immoderate damages and grievances, and 
in addition (alias) the air is so corrupted and infected by the pigsties situate 
in the king's highways and in the lanes of that town and by the swine 
feeding and frequently wandering about in the streets and lanes and by 
dung and dunghills and many other foul things (Jeditates) placed In the 
streets and lanes, that great repugnance (horror ahhorninahilis) overtakes 
the king's ministers staying in that town and also others there dwelling 
and passing through, the advantage of more wholesome air is impeded, the 
state of men is grievously injured, and other unbearable inconveniences 
and many other injuries are known to proceed from such corruption, to 
the nuisance of the king's ministers aforesaid and of others there dwelling 
and passing through, and to the peril of their lives, and to the manifest 
shame and reproach of the bailiffs and other the inhabitants of that 
town : the king, being unwilling longer to tolerate such great and 
unbearable defects there, orders the bailiffs to cause the pavement to be 
suitably repaired within their liberty before All Saints next, and 
to ^ cause the pigsties aforesaid to be pulled down and removed 
without delay, and to cause the aforesaid streets and lanes to be 
cleansed from all dung and dunghills, and to cause them to be 
kept thus cleansed hereafter, and to cause proclamation to be made 
throughout their bailiwick forbidding any one, under pain of grievous 
forfeiture, to cause or permit their swine to feed or wander outside his 
house in the king's streets or the lanes aforesaid, so that damage or 
danger shall not arise hereafter to anyone by the breaking of the pavement 
or the corruption aforesaid in the bailiffs' default. They are also ordered 
to apply such remedy to ruinous houses within the liberty that extend to 
public streets through which there is frequent passage of men that any 
peril that might easily arise by such ruin shall be prevented. The king 
warns them that he will punish (graviter capiernus) them as transgressors 
of his orders if they do not execute the premises in due manner. 

To the justices of the Bench. Notification that Adam de Barewe came 
before the king, on Friday after St, Giles last, and sought to replevy to 



26 EDWARD I. 



219 



1298. 



Sept. 12. 
Carlisle. 



Sept. 12. 
Carlisle, 



Sept. 18. 
Carlisle. 



Sept. 25. 
Carlisle. 



Sept. 24. 

Stanwix 

{Staynewegg^) 



Sept. 26. 

Stanwix 

(Staynwagg^), 



Membrane Qd — cont, 

the dean and chapter of St. Ethelbert's, Hereford, the advowson of the 
church of Dudelebury, which was taken into the king*s hands for their 
default against the abbot of Alecestre. 

To R. archbishop of Canterbury. Request that he will hold Thomas de 
Capella, rector of the church of Sevenok, the king's clerk, excused from 
appearing before him at the term prefixed by him, and that he will show 
favour to Thomas in the things that concern him by reason of the 
archbishop's visitation, as the archbishop has cited Thomas to appear 
before him in person at the term aforesaid,' and Thomas is engaged in 
the king's service in the chancery, so that he cannot appear before the 
archbishop at that term without inconvenience to the king and his people. 
[Prynne, Records, iii. p. 789.] 

To the bailiffs of Edmund, earl of Cornwall, at Houedene. The abbot 
of St. Mary's, York, has shown the king that whereas he and his men 
ought to be quit by the charters of the king's progenitors, which the king 
has inspected, and that he and his predecessors and their men have always 
heretofore been quit from the time of the making of the charters from 
payment of toll throughout the whole realm, nevertheless the said bailiff's 
distrain the abbot and his men coming to that town with their goods and 
other things to pay toll to them there, and molest them in many ways for 
that reason ; the king, being unwilling that the abbot or his men shall be 
injured in this behalf, orders the bailiffs to desist from inflicting such 
distraints and grievances upon the abbot and his men hereafter, and to 
permit them to be quit thereof, as they ought to be, and to release to 
them any distress levied in this behalf. 

Adam de Barewe came before the king, on Thursday after the 
Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and sought to replevy to the dean and 
chapter of St. Ethelbert's, Hereford, the advowson of the church of 
Dudelebury, which was taken into the king's hands for their default 
before the justices of the Bench against the abbot of Alecestre. This is 
signified to the justices. 

Adam de Barewe came before the king, on Thursday after St. Matthew, 
and sought to replevy the aforesaid advowson to the said dean and 
chapter [m in preceding enrolment). 

Memorandum^ that on Monday the feast of Michaelmas, William de 
Thorntoft, keeper of the king's hanaper, received at York by the hands 
of Henry de Apeltrefeld, sheriff of Kent, from the abbot of Paversham 
11 marks 5s. 0^. for a charter of warren, and 18s. M, for the chancellor's 
fee, and 2s. Od, for the fee of the rolls (pro feodo rotulorum). 

To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to cause all the good men- 
at-arms who are sufficient and of valour {value) to come to the king at 
Carlisle at his wages and pay on Whitsun eve at the latest, and to cause 
proclamation to this effect to be made throughout his bailiwick, certifying 
the king at the said term of his proceedings, as the king proposes to set 
out against the Scotch rebels. French, [Pari, Writs,] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid,] 

To Roger Bygod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England. Request 
and injunction to be at Carlisle at the aforesaid date with horses and arms 
in as much force as possible. [Ibid,] 

The like to eleven earls and** one hundred and six others. [Ibid.] 



* Membrane od commences here. 



220 CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1298. 



Membrane Sd^—conL 



Oct. 8* To Didaous Lupi de Haro, lord of Biscay {Viscai/e), The king has 

Jedburgh, received his letters, containing amongst other things a request that the 
king would cause restitution to be made to certain men and vassals of 
Didacus and of his lordship, of whom and of their names the letters make 
mention, their goods and wares taken in a sloop {calepo) by one of the 
king's men called Hugh de Cressingham within the king's lordship in 
Wales. To this the king has caused answer to be made that Hugh, by 
whom the said men and vassals say the goods and wares t\rere thus taken, 
died some time ago {jam diu est) in Scotland, and the king is unable to 
find by any inquisition whose hands the said goods and wares aforesaid 
came to except a merchant of Lucca, who secretly left the king's realm 
and lordship and went home by reason of many trespasses. The king, 
however, desiring to provide for indemnity of the said men and vassals 
out of consideration for Didacus, bearing in mind that Didacus is bound 
to him in a certain sum of money, which he received some time since 
from the king, as the king believes he will not have forgotten, desires him 
to satisfy the men and vassals from that money up to the sum of 850L 
sterling, and the king will cause them and others of Didacus' s lordship, 
provided that the king be ascertained that they are of the same, and that 
full faith be made to the king by Didacus's letters patent, to be made 
secure {assecurari) within the king's lordship, according to the request of 
Didacus. 

Assignment of dower to Laura, late the wife of Gilbert de Gaunt, made 
before the sheriff of Lincoln at Skendelby on Monday before St. Botolph, 
26 Edward, of the lands that belonged to Gilbert in co. Lincoln, except the 
manors of Barton- on -Humbre, Folkyngham, Hekington, and Edinham, 
in the said county, in accordance with the tenor of the king's writ 
directed to the sheriff. 

First of all there is assigned to her by certain boundaries fixed and by 
assignment made by the jurors, from the chief messuage of Skendilby, 
which is extended at 10s. yearly, a third on the south, with a barn 
(grant/ ia)t a little house placed near it and with part of a cow-house and 
with a little hut (toriolo) there built, and [the third] is worth 3«. 4:d, 
yearly. Also from 822|- acres of arable land in the same manor, whereof 
a moiety is sown yearly, and each acre of the sowable moiety is extended 
at 8d, yearly, total 107s. Gd,, there are assigned to her 107 J acres, worth 
35$. lOd. yearly. Also from 86 acres of meadow in the marsh, each acre 
whereof is extended at 12«^., total 866'., there are assigned to her 12 acres, 
worth 12s. yearly. Also from 15^ acres in the meadows of Partenay, 
pertaining to the aforesaid manor, each acre whereof is extended at 8s. 
yearly, total 46s. Qd,, there are assigned to her 5^ acres, which are 
worth 15s. Qd, yearly. Also from 26 acres of meadow in Bradam, 
each acre whereof is extended at 20d,y total 46s. Sd,, there are assigned 
to her 8f acres, which are worth 15s. 6|^. yearly. Also from two 
acres of pasture in Crendale, which are extended at 4s. yearly, there 
are assigned to her four sixths of an acre, which are worth 16d. 
yearly. Also from an acre of pasture about Le Howe, which is extended 
at 18tZ. yearly, a third is assigned to her, which is worth 6d, yearly. 
Also from two acres of pasture in Milneholme and Pyndercroft, which 
are extended at 8s. yearly, there are assigned to her four sixths of an 
acre, which ftre worth 12d. yearly. Also from 4 acres of pasture in 
Mikelcroft, which are extended at 8s. yearly, there are assigned to her 
1^ acres, which are woi^th 2s. Sd. yearly. Also from a waste in Bradam, 
which is worth in herbage and rushes (rosella) 6s. Sd, yearly, a third is 
assigned to her, which is worth 2s. 2f 6^. yearly. Also from a perch of 



26 EDWARD I. 221 



1298. 



Membrane 5d — cont. 



pasture near the monks' court of Skendilby, which is worth QiL yearly, 
there is assigned to her a third, which is worth 2 J. yearly. Also from 
80 acres of pasture in Welle Park, whereof each acre is extended at 16^., 
total 106.9. 8^., there are assigned to her 26f acres, which are worth 
35s. 6|(/. yearly. Also from 40 acres of wood in Wellepark, from the 
underwood whereof there may be levied (lavari) in faggots {faffetis) 5.s'. 
yearly, there are assigned to her IB J acres, which are worth 20^/. yearly. 
Also from 40 acres of wood in Nithwode, from the underwood whereof 
there may be levied in faggots 10s. yearly, there are assigned to her 20 
acres, which are worth S.s. 4fi. yearly. Also from two mills, whereof one 
is called ' le Bymilne ' and is extended at 20s., and the other is called 
' le Northmilne ' and is wholly assigned to her, and is worth yearly 10s. 

Rents of assise of free tenants in Skendilby, Thorp, and Partenay 
71s. 4:^(1, From the bondmen {bond') in SkendilJby and Thorp ISL 8s. Or/, 
yearly. From the cottagers (coterelV) in Skendelby and Thorp 19s. 6t/. 
yearly. Total : 22Z. 18s. lOJc/., whereof there are assigned to her 
8Z. 12s. ll^d, to be received at the terms when due from the following 
persons and tenants. First of all the assignment of free men, ^s, Id. 
yearly to be received from Ralph de Markeby for a toft in Partenai ; 
and 4s. yearly to be received from William de Billesby from a toft 
and half a bovate of land in Partenay ; and 2s. Qd. yearly to be 
received from Alan de Partenay from a toft and croft in Partenay ; and 
4s. yearly to be received from Hugh Ka and Maud Kygges of Partenay for 
half a bovate of land there ; and 6s. yearly to be received from John le 
Wariner for half a bovate of land in Skendilby. From the bondmen 
there are assigned to her William Sely, who holds half a bovate of land 
in Skendilby and renders 8s. yearly ; Simon Gardiner, who holds half a 
bovate of land in Skendilby, and renders 8s. yearly ; Ranulph atte 
Lanend, who holds ^ quarter of a bovate of land and renders 4s. yearly ; 
Ralph nephew (nepos) of Anthony, who holds half a bovate of land and 
renders 8s. yearly ; John the warrener {ivarinar'), who holds a quarter of 
a bovate of land, and renders 4s. yearly; Cecily called 'Warde,' who 
holds half a bovate and renders 8s. yearly ; William Picher, who holds 
half a bovate of land and renders 8s. yearly; Ralph the carpenter, 
who holds half a bovate of land, and renders 8s. yearly; and William 
the shoemaker (suitor) , who holds a quarter of a bovate of land and 
renders 4s. yearly; and Richard son of William son of Ran[ulph], who 
holds half a bovate of land, and renders Ss. yearly ; and William son of 
Walter, who holds half a bovate of land, and renders 8s. yearly ; and 
Ralph le Lake, who holds half a bovate of land, and renders 8s, yearly ; 
and Scholastica, who holds half a bovate of land, and renders 8s. yearly ; 
and Robert the carpenter, who holds half a bovate of land, and renders 
8s. yearly ; and John Domby, who holds half a bovate of land, and 
renders 8s. yearly ; and William le Lake, who holds a bovate of land, and 
renders 16s. yearly. From the cottagers (coterelV), to wit from Robert 
le Monkneve for a cottage-holding (cotagio) in Skendilby, 6s. 8^/. ; from 
Agnes le Pestur for a cottage-holding, 8rf. ; from Simon atte Dam for part 
of the rent for a cottage-tenement, 6id, 

Also f rpm the toll of the market and fair of Partenay, which is extended 
for letting at 6«. yearly, there is assigned to her a third, which is extended 
at 20d. Also the perquisites (jperquisita) of the court of the said manor 
are extended at 13s. 4(i. yearly, whereof a third is fixed at 4s. 6i<^., 
whereof there is assigned to her her court of all th© tenants abovesaid, 
with their services. 



222 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 

Oct. 6. 

Jedburgh. 



Oct. 3. 
Jedburgh. 



Membrane 5d — cont, 

Joceus de Hagh, Richard de Daleby, and Thomas de Bereford acknow- 
ledge that they owe to Thomas de Fyshburn 50 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Adam de Barewe came before the king, on Monday after Michaelmas, 
and sought to replevy to the dean and chapter of St. Ethelbert's church, 
Hereford, the advowson of the church of Dudelebury, which was taken 
into the king's hands for their default before the justices of the Bench 
against the abbot of Alecestre. This is signified to the justices. 

Alexander de Grimeston acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Hamelton 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Thomas de Grymeston acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Hamelton 15/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 



Membrane 5d — Schedule, 

The abbot of St. Mary's, York, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Graven, John de Reygate, John de Lascy, and William de Thorneton, 
executors of the will of John de Reygate, 131Z. 15s. 6^". ; to be levied by 
the sheriff, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels. 



Membrane id, 

Oct. 14. The prior of Helagh Park acknowledges, for himself and his successors, 

Jedburgh, that he owes to William de Hamelton 14?. ; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. — J. de Cadamo received 

the acknowledgment. 

Geoffrey StuUe of Seteryngton acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Thorntoft, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. — J. de Cadamo received the acknowledg- 
ment. 

Cancelled on payment 

Peter de Staynford acknowledges that he owes to William 10 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. — 
J. de Cadamo received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment, 

John de Gayteford, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Hamelton 50/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Ivo de Etton, knight, Robert de Jarpenvill, John de Besingby, and 
Roger Rabot acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Bardelby, clerk, 
5 marks ; to b^ levied, in default of paynjent, of their lands and chattels. 



26 EDWARD I. 



•223 



1298. 
Oct. 15. 
Jedburgh. 



June 3. 
Beverley. 



Nov. 6. 

Durham. 

Nov. 18. 

Newcastle-on- 

Jyne. 



Membrane id — cont, 

John de Besingby, Roger Rabot, Robert de Colton, Jordan Attechirche, 
Henry Haget, William de We, John de We, and Robert de Kirkham 
acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Bardelby, clerk, 5 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels. 

To the archbishop of Tours or to his commissaries or commissary. 
Whereas the king lately, during the voidance of the church of York by the 
death of J. the late archbishop, the church being then in the king's 
hands, conferred upon John de Drokenesford, his clerk, the prebend of 
Massam in its entirety, as pertained to the king in full right, which 
prebend Bogo de Clar[e], deceased, held, and which the king finds was 
divided after his death into three portions by the said archbishop without 
asking the king's consent, and the king caused John to be inducted into 
corporal possession by the chapter of that church, according to the custom ; 
and whereas John after induction enjoyed the possession of the prebend 
peacefully and quietly and continuously for the two preceding years, 
John de Columpna, son of Landulph de Calumpna (sic), subsequently 
suggesting to pope B[oniface] VIII that the prebend was due to Landulph 
by the provision of pope Nicholas IV and was void, saying nothing of the 
king's right by suppression of the truth, obtained from pope B[oniface] 
letters apostolic to the archbishop of Tours and certain colleagues of his, 
as it is said, to induct him or his proctor in possession of the aforesaid 
prebend and to defend him after induction ; which, if carried into effect, 
would result in the weakening of the king's royal right and his 
disinheritance. The king, being unable to tolerate with equanimity 
the diminution of his crown and royal dignity, as indeed he ought 
not to do, inhibits the archbishop from attempting or causing to be 
attempted anything in this matter that may redound to the king's dis- 
inheritance or to the prejudice of his royal right, and from proceeding in 
any way to the execution of this affair by himself or any others without 
consulting the king, lest it shall behove the king to* apply another remedy 
concerning this. [Prynne, Becords, iii, p. 788.] 

Reginald de Kernik and Jocelin de Sancto Aluno acknowledge that they 
owe to Ralph de Odyham, clerk, 20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Cornwall. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Whereas the king has had, has, and 
will have, with the help of God, a firm purpose and goodwill to redress 
all the misdeeds, exactions (purprises) and oppressions made to the 
damage and grievance of his people by his justices, foresters, verderers, 
and the other ministers of his forests in the realm of England ; he has 
appointed Richard, bishop of London, Walter, bishop of Coventry and Lich- 
field, John de Garenne, earl of Surrey, Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, 
Robert le fiz Wauter, and William le Latimer the elder {le Pere) to enquire 
into and examine the deeds of his ministers aforesaid throughout his entire 
realm, in such manner that they, or five or four of them, shall go through 
all the forests and shall survey and learn by examination and inquest and 
in all other suitable manners concerning the deeds of the king's said 
ministers and concerning those who went some time ago to make 
perambulations (puralees), and whether anything be exacted (purpris) by 
the king's said ministers or other oppression be made to the grievance of 
the king's people. The king therefore commands the sheriff to cause to 
come before the aforesaid six, or five or four of them, at certain days and 
places that they shall cause to be made known to him, such and so many 
knights and other free and lawful men of his bailiwick by whom the truth 
of the said matters may be best enquired into and known. French, 
[Pari Writs,] 



224 CALENDAE op CLOSE ROLLS. 

1298. 



Membrane 4rf — cont. 



The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 

Southampton. Bedford. 

Oxford. Salop. 

Berks. Stafford. 

Rutland. Wilts. 

Worcester. York. 

Somerset. Cumberland. 

Dorset. Derby. 

Huntingdon. Essex. 

Gloucester. Northampton. 

Warwick. Nottingham. 
Buckingham. [Ibid,] 

Memorandum, that on Monday, 3 November, the king granted at Durham 
(Dureme) that Master John Lovel should have of his gift the first 
prebend of ijhe value of a hundred or a hundred and twenty marks 
yearly or more up to eighty or a hundred marks that shall become void 
in England or in Ireland of the king's gift, and that after this Sir John 
de Cendale shall be provided with a church or a prebend of a hundred 
marks by the grant that the king had previously made to him. And the 
king ordered that this memorandum shall be registered in his wardrobe, 
and that this his grant shall be observed and kept, and that no such 
prebend shall be given by him by prayer or procurement of anyone until 
the aforesaid Master John shall be provided with a prebend in the manner 
aforesaid. French, By K. before C, 

[Prynne, Records, iii. p. 783.] 

MEMBBANE Hd. 

Oct. 27. To the bishop of Coutances. The king learns from Master Robert de 

Jedburgh. Leysset, his clerk, that although the king lately presented him to the 
bishop to the church of St. Peter Port (de Porta) in the island of 
Oernes[eye], which was void and pertaining to the king's dorjation by 
reason of the lands of the abbot of Marmoutier being in his hands, the 
bishop refused to admit him to the church, and asserted that the collation 
thereto had devolved upon him by lapse of time. Since in such cases 
t'^me does not run against the king or against those presented by him, in 
accordance with the prerogative of his royal dignity, whose rights he 
wishes to maintain and to cause to be observed to the best of his power, 
as he is bound to do, he inhibits the bishop, under pain of forfeiture of 
everything that he has under the king's lordship, from attempting 
anything that may redound to the king's prejudice in this behalf in any 
way, and from presuming to confer the said church upon this occasion by 
reason of the lapse of time, but rather to admit the said clerk to it on 
this occasion without further delay, in accordance with the contents of 
the king's previous letters directed to the bishop in this behalf. 

By C, on the information of J. de Cadamo. 
[Prynne, Becords, iii, p. 784.] 

To the keeper of the islands of Gernes[eye] and Geres[eye]. Order not 
to permit anything to be done by the aforesaid bishop in this matter in 
prejudice of the king's right to prevent the said Master Robert de Lesset 
obtaining the church in accordance with the king's presentation aforesaid. 



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27 EDWARD I. 



1298. 
Nov. 23. 

Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 



MEMBRANE 20. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release the 
demand upon William Russel, son and heir of Ralph Russel, tenant in 
chief, for scutage for the service of one knight's fee in the king's army of 
Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as .Ralph had his service with 
the king in that army by his order for one knight's fee, which he then 
acknowledged to the king for a moiety of the barony of Newmarche, as 
appears by the rolls of the Marshalsea for that year. 

To the same. Order to cause the aforesaid William, kinsman and heir 
of Ralph son of James Russel, who was the kinsman and heir of Ralph 
Russel, tenant in chief, to be acquitted of the scutage for the knights' fees 
that Ralph at his death held of the king for the king's army of Wales in 
the tenth year of his reign, as it appears to the king by inspection of the 
rolls of chancery that Ralph son of James Russel was a minor in the 
king's wardship when the king was in the said army, and also to cause 
him to be acquitted of the demand for the relief of Ralph son of James. 
It is provided that the scutage for the fees that were held of Ralph son 
of James at his death shall be levied for the king's use. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to pay to Michael Miggel and 
Walter de Bozeville, esquires, prisoners from Scotland, dwelling in 
Notingham castle, and their keeper the arrears of their wages, and to pay 
to them their wages henceforth until otherwise ordered, to wit Sd, a day 
to each of the esquires and 2d, a day to their keeper. 

Adam Rochel, imprisoned at Oxford for the death of Roger son of 
Walter de Slape near Glympton wherewith he is charged, was charged 
with the death out of hatred and malice and not because he is guilty, and 
the sheriff of Oxford is therefore ordered to deliver him in bail until the 
first assize. 

To John de Lythegr[eynes], escheator this side Trent. Henry de Parva 
Ryhill has shown the king that whereas he lately demised by his deed to 
Henry de Ryhill, his son, all his lands in Little Ryhill to hold to him and 
his heirs, on condition that he rendered to him for life 11. 6s. Sri. yearly, 
and he has besought the king to grant that he may receive that sum from 
the said lands, which are in the king's hands by reason of the minority 
of the heir of Henry son of Henry, in accordance with the tenor of the 
deed aforesaid : the king orders the escheator to cause inquisition to be 
made concerning the demise aforesaid and the receipt of the said money, 
and if he ascertain that Henry thus demised the land and received the 
money, to cause him to receive it in proportion from the portion of the 
lands in the king's hands and from the dowers assigned from them, as he 
was wont to receive it in the time of the said Henry son of Henry. 

Nov, 24. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to deliver to Gilbert de Umfram- 

Newcastk-on- vill, earl of Anegos, the manor of Paudon, which belonged to William de 

Tyne. Duglas, a Scot and rebel, which the king lately caused to be taken into his 

hands by reason of William's rebellion, and which is held of the earl, to 

hold during the king's pleasure, saving to the king the corn and other 

goods therein. By K. 



Nov. 22. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



226 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 

Nov. 24. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



Dec. 3. 

Tynemouth, 



Dec. 8. 

Tynemouth. 



Dec. 18. 
Durham, 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

To Walter Haclut, the king's bailiff of Haverford, or to him who 
supplies his place. Whereas the king lately ordered him to inspect a 
petition of Gilbert de la Roche, John Wagan and Margaret, his wife, 
Thomas de Rossale and Nesta, his wife, Llewelyn Aboweyn, and John de 
Sutton, heirs and parceners of the inheritance of Robert de Valle, tenant 
in chief, concerning certain lands of that inheritance that were unjustly 
detained from them by the bailiff, and to cause due and speedy justice to 
be done to them after hearing their proofs {racionibm)^ as ought to be 
done of right and according to the law and custom of those parts ; and 
the bailiff has returned that the said lands, to wit a third of £ve carucates 
of land in Bygeton, a third of half of two carucates of land and of two 
mills in Molhok, and a third of 40s. yearly of rent and of half of three 
carucates of land in le Hille, which fell to Margaret, late the wife of the 
said Robert, as dower for a third of his lands, were taken into the king's hands 
by his bailiff of Haverford, the predecessor of Thomas, because Margaret 
refused to take oath that she would not marry without the king's 
licence, and that she is dowered of the manor of Dale {de Valle) 
by the heirs and parceners for her dower both of the lands that 
Robert held of the king and of others, and that it is not the custom 
in those parts that the wives of those who hold of the king in 
chief should take oath after the death of their husbands that they will 
not marry without the king's licence : the king orders the bailiff not to 
intermeddle further with the aforesaid lands, if they have been taken into 
the king's hands solely for this reason, and if he ascertain that the 
aforesaid heirs and parceners have done to the king the homage or fealty 
and the other things due to him for the inheritance aforesaid. 

To John de Lithegr[eynes], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Joan, late the wife of Bertinus de Ughtrethessat, to have seisin of 67 
acres of land in Formerifeld, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Bertinus and Joan were jointly enfeoffed thereof, and 
that they were jointly seised thereof on the day of his death, and that 
they held the land of the king by knight service as of the manor of 
Cokermue, which is in his hands, and the king has taken Joan's fealty 
for it. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to the said Joan, 
late the wife of the said Bertinus, tenant of the king by knight service as 
of the manor of Cokermue, which is in his hands. 

To the bailiffs of William de Vescy of Kyldar at Malton. Order to 
cause John de Brigge, taken and imprisoned by him at Malton for theft 
in the forest of Galtres, to be brought to York under safe-conduct at 
John's cost, there to be delivered to the sheriff of York, whom the king 
has ordered to receive him and keep him safely in prison at York until 
he shall be delivered thence in accordance with the law and custom of 
the realm. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of York. 

To John de Lythegr[eynes], escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John Ughtred, 
tenant in chief as of the honor of Albemarle, which is in the king's hands, 
held of the king on the day of his death in free burgage a messuage, 
which is extended at 40s. yearly, and 67 acres of land, whereof each acre 
is extended at ISd. yearly, and 33L Os. Id. of yearly rent in the town of 
Scardeburgh, of the bequest of Master Robert de Scardeburgh, his late 
uncle, and that John bequeathed the messuage, land and rent in his last 
will to Amice, his mother, for her life, saving the dower of Isabel, late hig 



1298. 



27 EDWARD L 227 



Membrane 20 — cont. 



wife, therefrom, and that there is such a custom in the said town that 
each holder of a tenement in that town can bequeath his tenements 
in his last days to whomsoever he please, except to men of religion : the 
king orders the escheator to deliver the said messuage, land and rent, 
which he has taken into the king's hands with John's other lands by 
reason of his death, to Amice, together with the issues received thence 
since they were taken into the king's hands, to be held by her according 
to the bequest aforesaid, saving the rights of others and saving to the said 
Isabel her dower thereof and of the said issues. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Isabel the manor of 
Gouthorp, which the escheator has taken into the king's hands with the 
other lands that belonged to the said John by reason of his death, and to 
restore to her the issues received thence since it was taken into the king's 
hands, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de 
Melsa granted to the said John the manor in free marriage with Isabel, 
his daughter, which manor is extended at 11. 17s. Od. yearly, and that 
John Ughtred and Isabel were jointly seised thereof on the day of the 
death of John Ughtred, and that they held it of H. archbishop of York. 

To the same. Like order to deliver to the aforesaid Isabel a messuage 
and 30 bovates of land in Oketon, as the king learns by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that John Ughtred and Isabel held jointly on the day of 
John's death the said messuage and land by the demise of the abbot of 
Meux for their lives. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with 405. yearly of 
rent in Yolthorp, which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of 
the said John Ughtred's death, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that John held the said rent of Eobert le Taillour on the 
day of his death, and it does not appear to the king by the inquisition that 
John held anything elsewhere of the king as of the crown by reason 
whereof the wardship of the said rent ought to pertain to the king. 
Dec. 12. "^^ ^^^ same. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Isabel the following of 

Durham. the said John Ughtred's lands, which the king has assigned to her in 
dower : a messuage with two adjoining crofts for pasture in the town 
of Oustwyk, which are extended at 20s. yearly ; two bovates of land in 
the same town, each whereof is extended at 9s. yearly; 8| acres in the 
' town of Gouthorp, each acre being extended at 6d, yearly ; a third of 
a waste plot and a moiety of an acre of land in the same town, which 
are extended at 12rf. ; a third of an acre of meadow in the same town, 
which acre is extended at 18d. yearly ; a third of a bovate of land in the 
town of Yolthorp, which bovate is extended at 6s. Sd. yearly; ISs. 
4flf, of yearly rent to be received from three bovates of land in the same 
town ; a third of two bovates of land in the town of Wylton, whereof 
each bovate is extended at ISs. 4r/. yearly; Sd. of yearly rent from 
two cotters in the same town ; an acre of land in Foulsutton, which is 
extended at 6(1. yearly ; Sd. of yearly rent from two cotters in the same 
town ; 22 acres and 1^ roods of land in the town of Scardeburgh, whereof 
each acre is extended at 18^. yearly ; 351. Os. Id. of yearly rent in the 
same town, to be received from the following tenants and tenements : 
from Henry the clerk 9s., from Robert Godewyn 4s., from Richard Cutte 
17s., from Ralph de Stayndon 12^., from Alice Portelewe ISd., from Robert 
le Taillour 3s., from William de Harom 3s., from John de Roston 2s. 6d,, 
from Roger le Taillour 8s., from Adam de Helperthorp 12^^., from John 
de Gatesheved 8s., from John Hupsek 5s., from John le Carter 4s., from 
Richard le Barber 12s., from Alan de Hornese 10s., from Robert de 
Lyndeberg 2s., from John le Charetter 24s., from William de Nessingwyk 
18^., from Robert ^d Crucem 13s, id., from John de Gatesheved 16s., 



228 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 



Dec. 15. 

Lazenby 



Dec. 20. 

York. 



Dec. 20. 

York. 



Dec. 20. 

York. 



Dec. 21. 

York. 



Dec. 26. 

Cottingham, 



Dec. 23. 

Newbald. 



Membranes 20 and 19 — cont, 

from Maud Wedding 4s., from Hugh son of Martin 2s. 6f/., from William 
Hairmaker 3s. Qd,, from Thomas de Jarnemue 3s., from William Frend 
6s., from Geoffrey Wlisp 4s., from Roger Jubber 4s., from Roger son of 
Ranulph 3s, Qd., from the entire house {mansions) that belonged to 
Ralph de Creyk 24s., from the tenement that formerly belonged to the 
mayor of York 5s,, from the land that formerly belonged to Thomas 
Halden 8s., from Walter Wyseman 15s., from Robert Whal 3s. 6^/., from 
Thomas Salter. 12^/. ; ^^ on condition that she be charged with the portion 
falling to her of the 4L 3s. 2d. that John paid yearly to the burgesses of 
Scardeburgh for the said lands, as is just. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause John de Ros, taken and 
imprisoned at York for breaking the park of William le Vavassur at 
La Wodehalle and for chasing in the same contrary to William's will, to 
be released from prison, if he be detained solely for this reason, as the 
king wishes, at the instance of John Tregoz, to show him favour, he 
having found mainprise before the king in chancery, to wit William Bard 
of Buterwyk, of co. Buckingham, Hugh de Patemer of cos. Essex and 
Hertford, Adam de Penbury of co. Lancaster, Robert de Neketon of co. 
Suffolk, William de Redenesse, and Thomas de Fryvill of co. York, who 
have mainperned to have his body before the king at his will to answer 
to him concerning the premises when the king shall wish to speak against 
him. Byp.s. [1875.] 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause William de Felton, 
keeper of the lands that belonged to Thomas de Soules of Scotland, the 
king's enemy and rebel, to have in the wood of Biwelle in Le Hogh in 
Staunfordham six oaks fit for timber for the repair and building of the 
houses in the said lands. By K. on the information of J. de Insula. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Walter de Bampton, who cannot conveniently 
attend to the office because he is the king's verderer in the forest of 
Engelwode, for which reason the king has amoved him from the office of 
coroner. 

To Robert de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

cause the prior and Friars of the order of Preachers at York to have in 

the forest of Galtres twelve leafless oak-stumps for fuel, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the 'information of Brother W. de Winterburn. 

To the same. Like order to cause the Friars Minors of York to have 
twelve oak- stumps. 

To the sheriff of Southampton* Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Roger le Lung, who is insufficiently 
qualified for further exercising the office of coroner in that county, as the 
king learns upon trustworthy testimony. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

Adam Hubbok, imprisoned at Newcastle-on-Tyne for the death of an 
unknown man slain at Lucker, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Northumberland to bail him. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to restore 
to Joan, late the wife of Henry de Cramavill, the manor of Gravesende, 



* Jlere commences Membrane 19. 



27 EDWA51D 1. 



229 



lOQg Membrane 19 — cont, 

which he took into the king's hands by reason of Henry's death, and 
the issues received thence since it was taken into the king's hands, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry and Joan 
held the manor of the king jointly on the day of Henry's death and that 
Joan ought to hold it for her life according to the form of a fine levied in 
the king's court between them and Thomas de Weylond, deceased, con- 
cerning it, and the king has taken her fealty for the manor. — William de 
Sutton received the fealty. 

Dec. 29. To the same. Order to cause William, son and heir of John de Horsi, 

Cottingham, ^0 have seisin of the lands that his father at his death held of the king in 

chief, as the king has taken his homage. — Because it appears by proof [of 

1299 ^^^^ made before the escheator that William is of full age. By p.s» 

Jan. 12. To Mathew de Columbar[iis] , the king's chamberlain. Order to cause 

Easton. • i)^q monks of St. Peter's, Westminster, to have a tun of wine of the 
king's right prise at London for the twenty-sixth year of his reign, in 
accordance with the late king's grant to them of a tun of wine yearly 
from the prise to be received yearly on the morrow of St. Botolph by the 
hands of his chamberlain, for the celebration of divine service in their 
church, as they say that a tun is in arrear for the said year. 

Jan. 13. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Ogerston. ^q ])q elected in place of Peter de Faucumberge, who is incapacitated by 
infirmity. 

Jan. 16. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

St. Ives. elected in place of Thomas de Etton, deceased. 



MEMBRANE 18. 

Jan. 24. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 

Thetford. to Eleanor, late the wife of William Douglas, of Scotland, the king's late 
enemy and rebel, the lands that William and she held of her dower of the 
lands that belonged to William de Ferar[iis], her first husband, as William 
Douglas is dead, as the king learns, by reason of whose rebellion he caused 
all the lands that he held in the realm of his own right and those that 
were assigned to the said Eleanor for her dower of her first husband's 
lands to be taken into his hands. By p.s. 

Jan. 31. To Walter de Gloucestrpa], escheator this side Trent. The king 

Bygrave. recollects that he lately granted to Emma, late the wife of Kichard son of 
John, who died in his service in Gascony, that he would not cause Eichard's 
lands to be taken into his hands before he had certain news of Eichard's 
death ; but he now understands that both the corn sown in the lands 
that belonged to Eichard before the king had certain news of his death, by 
reason whereof a writ issued from chancery dated 26 September, in the 
twenty-fifth year of the reign, to take into the king's hands the lands that 
belonged to Eichard, and also the corn sown in the said lands after 
certain news of Eichard's death arrived were taken into the king's hands 
by the escheator, contrary to the form of the grant aforesaid : the king, 
wishing to continue his grant and to show favour to the executors of 
Eichard's will in consideration of his good service to the king in his life- 
time, orders the escheator to permit the executors to have free 
administration of the corn sown in the said lands before the certain news 
of Eichard's death arrived and before the date of the writ aforesaid, in 



280 



cal:endar of close rolls. 



1299. 



Feb. 2. 

St. Albans. 



Feb. 2. 

St. Albans, 



Feb. 10. 
Waltham 



Membrane 18 — co7it. 

accordance with the king's grant aforesaid, provided that the escheator 
answer for the corn sown therein after the arrival of the news of Richard's 
death and the date of the said writ, on condition that the escheator 
satisfy the executors for the costs of tilling and sowing the lands by an 
account to be made between them. By p.s. [1906.] 

To the same. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of Alan de 
Plugenet, the manor of Wynefrode, which the escheator has taken into 
the king's hands by reason of Alan's death, to hold during the king's 
pleasure for the maintenance of John Walrand {Johannis Walramii), an 
idiot, Alan's kinsman, who is in Joan's custody by the king's commission, 
as the king has granted to Joan the manor, which he had previously 
granted to Alan for the maintenance of John, who was then in the king's 
wardship. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Petronilla, late the wife of William 
de Gouyz, tenant in chief, the following of his lands, which the king has 
assigned to her in dower : the manor of Dountyssh, co. Dorset, which is 
extended at IL lis. O^d, yearly; 65s. lid. yearly of rent in Tyleye, in the 
same county, to wit 8^. from Sibyl de Watrecumbe, 14s. from Peter le 
Mouner, free tenants there, 10s. from five customary -tenants {ciistiimari- 
or uni) thevG, with their aids and boon -works (operibus), which are extended 
at 25s. Id, yearly ; the pannage there, which is extended at 12^/. yearly ; 
and the pleas and perquisites of the court there, which are extended at 4s. 
yearly ; lis. 2d. of rent from seven cotters there; 120 acres of arable land 
in the manor of Develyz, in the same county, whereof each acr^ is 
extended at M, yearly ; 4 acres of meadow there, whereof each acre is 
extended at 2s. yearly ; a third of a several pasture there, which third is 
extended at 6s. yearly ; a third of a common pasture there, which* third 
is extended at Qs. 8tL yearly ; 53 acres and a perch of wood, whereof each 
acre is extended at 3s. yearly ; IBs. yearly of rent from six customary - 
tenants there, with their boon-works, which are extended at 9s. yearly ; 
and 14s. lOd, yearly of rent from four cotters there. 

Memmandum y that Master John de Craucumbe, Master John de Cadamo, 
and William de Birlaoo, to whom the king had committed the custody of 
his seal when John de Langeton, the chancellor, was prosecuting with 
the archbishop of Canterbury the matter of his election to the bishopric 
of Ely, delivered the said seal into the wardrobe to W. bishop of Coventry 
and Lichfield, the treasurer, on 28 December, at Cotingham, and the seal 
was forthwith delivered to John de Drokenesford, keeper of the king's 
wardrobe, to be carried to the chancellor, who delivered it to the chancellor 
at London on 10 January following. And afterwards the chanaellor, on 
14 February following, delivered the seal to Sir John de Benstede in thB 
king's wardrobe at Westminster, the king being then present in person ; 
which seal was delivered on the twentieth of the same month to Sir 
William de Hamelton for custody, who sealed writs with it on the same 
day. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
John, son and heir of John le Sauvage, tenant in chief, to have seisin of 
the lands whereof his father at his death was seised in his demesne as 
of fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the king has 
taken his homage. By p.s. 

To the same. Order to cause John, kinsman and heir of Isolda de 
Apeltrefeld, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands whereof Isolda at 
her death was seised in her demesne as of fee, as John has proved his age 
before the escheator and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 



27 EDWAED I. 



231 



1299. 

Feb. 14. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 16. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 18 — co7iU 

To John de Litliegr[eynes], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that Hugh de Hoton held by knight 
service at his death of the heir of Marmaduke de Twenge, tenant in chief, 
lately a minor in the king's wardship, and of which he was seised in his 
demesne as of fee in the bailiwick of the escheator, which were taken into 
the king's hands upon Hugh's death by reason of the lands of the said 
Marmaduke being in the king's hands, as John, son and heir of Hugh, 
has proved his age before the escheator in the presence of the prior of 
Durham, to whom the king committed the custody of the lands of Hugh 
in the escheator' s bailiwick during the minority of the heir. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to permit Thomas de Berkeleye to 
have respite until Easter next for the 4:51, due from him to the exchequer, 
as the king has granted to him such respite. 

By K. on the information of J. de Bensted. 

The like, ^de verba ad verbiim^' to the sheriff of Gloucester for 30^. until 
the said term. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to Joan, late the wife of Robert Achard, tenant in chief, the following 
of his lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower : a third of the 
chief messuage of the manor of Aldermanston, co. Berks, which messuage, 
with the easements of houses, the herbage, fruit of the garden, and 
curtilage, is extended at 10^. yearly ; 39 acres of arable land in the same 
manor, whereof each acre is extended at Sd, ; 5^ acres of meadow in the 
same manor, whereof each acre is extended at IM, ; a third of a pasture 
in a certain park there, which pasture is extended at 10s. yearly; 5 J acres 
of a several pasture in the same manor, whereof each acre is extended at 
Qd. yearly ; a third of a common pasture in the same manor, which pasture 
is extended at 2^. yearly ; a third of a water-mill in the same manor, 
which mill is extended at 40s. yearly ; a third of a fishery in the same 
manor, which fishery is extended at 6s. 8c^. yearly; 8s. ^^d, yearly of rent 
from four tenants in burgage there, to wit John Petipas 2s. 6^^., Nicholas 
Buse 2s. 6c^., Richard le Paumer 2s. 6tL, Nicholas Petipas Sid, ; 30s. 2d, 
of yearly rent from seven villeins in the same manor, with their boon- 
works (operibus), which are extended at 13s. 6^(1** yearly ; 9s. (Sd, of yearly 
rent from five cotters in the same manor; a third of the easements of the 
houses in the manor of Spersholt, in the said county, which easements, 
together with the profits of the herbage, the fruit of the garden and 
curtilage, are extended at 13s. Ad. yearly; 47 acres of arable land in the 
same manor, whereof each acre is extended at 4:d, yearly; 10 acres of 
meadow in the same manor, whereof each acre is extended at 2s. yearly ; 
3 acres of pasture in the same manor, whereof each acre is extended at 
12d. yearly; Id, yearly of rent from a free tenant there, to wit Henry 
Baret ; 7s. l^d, of yearly rent from three villeins in the same manor, with 
their boon-works, which are extended at 8s. ^^d, yearly ; 5s. M, of yearly 
rent from four cotters in the same manor ; 24 acres of arable land in the 
manor of Estmanton near Spersholt, whereof each acre is extended at Ad, 
yearly; 2i acres of meadow in the same manor, whereof each acre is 
extended at 2s. yearly ; a third of a common pasture in the same manor, 
which pasture is extended at 2s. yearly ; 21|«^. of yearly rent from two 
free tenants in the same manor, to wit William Hervy 21d,, from 
Nicholas atte Welle ^d,\ 15s. 6^. of yearly rent from two villeins in the 
same manor, with their boon- works (operibus), which are extended at 
9s. Id. yearly ; 5$, 2d. of yearly rent from four cotters in the* same 
manor. 

• Possibly 6|d. ; the enrolment reads *8ex denarios tinum et unum qiuidrantem.^ 



232 



caJjEndar of close KOLLS- 



1299. 
Feb. 17. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 17. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver in bail John le Mouner, 
imprisoned at Neugate for the death of John le Garlander, who was slain 
at Aldermannebyry, as the king learns by the record of Ralph de Sandwyco 
and Stephen de Gravesende, his justices appointed to deliver that gaol, 
that he slew him in self-defence. 

To the justices in eyre in co. Kent. Order to cause all deodands 
adjudged before them in their eyre to be levied and paid to the Converd of 
the king's house [of Conversi] at London, as the king granted by his letters 
patent to the Conversi^ for their maintenance and for the fabric of their 
chapel and for the completion of their buildings there, all deodands 
falling to him anywhere in the realm of England and adjudged before any 
of his judges and ministers, during his pleasure. 

To Richard Oysel, bailiff of Barton-on-Humber {Humbr'), Order to 
cause the king's great barge appointed for the ferry {passaglo) between 
that town and the town of Hesel in the water of Humber to be repaired 
where necessary. 



y 



Feb. 20. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 22. 

Barnes 

(Biernes). 



Feb. 22. 
Barnes. 



Feb. 28. 
Kingston. 

Feb. 28. 

Windsor 

Paj]£. 



MEMBRANE 17. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Notification 
that the king has committed to Isabel, late the wife of William de 
Codstede, tenant in chief, 100s. yearly of land and rent in the manor of 
Codstede, co. Kent, which belonged to William, to hold in tenencia until 
the king shall cause dower to be assigned to her from the lands that 
belonged to William. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order, as before, to pay to Andrew de 
Sinton, William son of Robert de Lambinston, Walter de Edinton and 
David de Strabolgy of Scotland, esquires, who were taken in the conflict 
between the king and the Scots at Dumbar and are imprisoned in 
Foderingeye castle, and to their keepers the arrears of their wages during 
the sheriff's time, and to pay them henceforth, to wit each of the esquires 
8c?. and each of the keepers ^d. a day, until otherwise ordered, according 
to the tenor of the king's other order to him. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to deliver in bail Stephen son of 
Nicholas de Heppeworth, imprisoned at Bury St. Edmunds for the death 
of Walter son of Adam Baf of Heppeworth, wherewith he is charged, as 
the king learns by the record of Fulk Baynard and Richard de Belhus, 
justices appointed to deliver that gaol, that he slew him in self-defence. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to deliver in bail Thomas de 
Podesete, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of Nicholas son of Henry 
de Wytherbrok, a« the king learns by inquisition taken by Hugh de 
Braunteston and John Neyrenuyt, his justices appointed to deliver 
Warwick gaol, that he slew him in self-defence. 

John le Poleter, imprisoned at Oolcestre for the death of Robert Ydoni 
and William le Blak, wherewith he is charged, has letters to bail him. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator thi^ side Trent. Order not to 
intermedldle with the manors of Kauleburn a,iid Whitewell, and to deliver 
them to Baldwin, son and heir of Geoffrey dq insula, if they have been 
taken into the king's hands solely by reason of the deatb of Agnes, late 
the wife of William le Estur, as it appears to the king by inspection of 



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1299. Membram 17 — conL 

the rolls of chancery that Baldwin did homage to him for all the lands 
that his father held at his death of the king in chief, and it is found by 
an inquisition taken by the escheator concerning the lands that belonged 
to Agnes that she held at her death the manor of Kauleburn in free 
marriage and the manor of Whitewell in dower of Baldwin's inheritance, 
and that they ought to revert to Baldwin by right of inheritance as 
Geoffrey's son and heir after her death. By p.s. 

March 2. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to acquit A. bishop of 
Windsor. Durham, tenant of certain of the lands that belonged to William de Vescy, 
deceased, of the demand made by summons of the exchequer for certain 
debts of William or John de Vescy, his brother, or of others his ancestors 
for any cause, as the king, in consideration of the grant and surrender 
that William made to the king of the castle, manor, and county of Kildar 
and of the grant of the manor of Sprouston, whereof Clemeneia, late the 
wife of John de Vescy, William's son, holds two parts and Isabel, late the 
wife of John de Vescy, William's brother, holds a third in dower, pardoned 
William by his letters patent all debts due to him both for fines and 
amercements into which he fell and for other debts of his and of John de 
Vescy, his brother, and of others his ancestors for any cause whatsoever. 

The like to the sheriffs of York and Lincoln for William de Vescy of 
Kildar. 

March 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit 
Kingston. Reginald de Sancto Martino, son and heir of William de Sancto Martino, 
of the scutage exacted from him for one knight's fee in the king's army of 
Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as William had his servioe with the 
king in the said army for one knight's fee, which he then acknowledged 
to the king, as appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of his 
Marshalsea for that army. 

The like to the sheriff of Wilts. 

March 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
Merton. 14 May, in the 19th year of his reign, committed by his letters patent 
under the seal of the exchequer to Robert Russel, deceased, the manor of 
Kingesbir[y] with the Hundred of Horethorne and other appurtenances 
during pleasure, rendering therefor to the exchequer 88L yearly, saving to 
the king the corn sown in the lands and the dead stock and all other 
goods found in the manor ; and the king afterwards, on 12 February, in 
the twentieth year of his reign, committed the manor, with the rent of 
assize of Melburn and the Hundred of Horethorne and all appurtenances, 
during pleasure, to Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, rendering therefor at 
the exchequer to the executors of Queen Eleanor, the king's late consort, 
42Z. 145. lO^iL, as appears to the king by inspection of the said letters of 
the exchequer and of the rolls of chancery : the king orders the treasurer 
and barons to discharge William Russel, brother and heir of the said 
Robert, of 285Z. exacted from him by summons of the exchequer for the 
ferm aforesaid from the said 12 February, when the king committed the 
manor with the Hundred to the earl. By the roll. 

March 16. To Walter de Glouc[estria]. Order to cause dower to be assigned to 

Westminster. Retronilla, late the wife of William de Gouiz, tenant in chief, from the 

knights' fees anji advowsons of churches that belonged to William in the 

said escheator' s bailiwick, as she has taken oath before the king that she 

will not marry without his licence. 

March 18. To Robert de Clifford, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
Westminster, cause William de Rasne, clerk, to have in the king's wood of Clipston 

Park, which is within the bounds of the forest of Shirewode, six oaks fit 

for timber, of the king's gift. 



234 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



121)9. 
March 16. 

Westminster. 



March 16. 
Westminster. 



March 16. 
Westminster. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



March 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Ralph 
Perot to be acquitted of the scutage exacted from him for the service of 
two knights' fees for the king^s army in Wales in the fifth year of the 
king's reign, as he was in the king's service by his order in the said army 
for the service of two knights' fees that he then acknowledged to the 
king, as appears by inspection of the rolls of the king's Marshalsea for 
that army. 

The like to the Same for the tenth year. 

To the same. Whereas the king granted by his letters patent [Calendar 
of Patent Bolls f 1281, p. 5] to the late Queen Eleanor, his mother, that 
she should receive all her life IIZ. Is, 6f?. from the 16L due to him yearly 
from the manor of Radewell, co. Essex, which is in the hands of Dionisia 
de Monte Caniso ; for which reason he ordered Dionisia, on 8 November, in 
the eleventh year of his reign [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1283, p. 88, under 
Nov. 15], to pay the former sum yearly to Queen Eleanor for her life, as 
appears to him by inspection of the rolls of chancery ; the king orders the 
treasurer and barons [to discharge] Dionisia*** — [Incomplete,] 

[Cancelled.] 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Philip le Gay, who is intending the affairs of the king's 
forestry of Bradene by the order of Hugh le Despenser, justice of the 
Forest this side Trent, so that he cannot conveniently execute the office 
of coroner, as the king learns from Hugh's testimony. 

Vacated, because below. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
granted by his letters patent [Calendar of Patent Bolls, 1281, p. 5] to the 
late Queen Eleanor, his mother, that she should receive all her life 
111. Is, Qd, from the 161, due to him yearly from the manor of Radewell, 
CO. Essex, which is in the hands of Dionisia de Monte Caniso ; for which 
reason he ordered Dionisia, on 8 November, in the eleventh year of his 
reign [Calendar of Patent Bolls, 1283, p. 88, under Nov. 15], to pay the 
former sum to Queen Eleanor for life, as appears to him by inspection of 
the rolls of chancery : the king orders the treasurer and barons to discharge 
Dionisia of the said sum yearly from the said 8 November until the day 
of the said Queen Eleanor's death. By the roll. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Robert de Noers, as it is testified before the king 
by Ralph de Shirle, sheriff' of that county, that Robert is incapacitated by 
age and infirmity. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Osbert le Lung, as it is testified before the king by 
Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent, that Osbert is at this 
time occupied with the office of the sub-escheatry in cos. Nottingham and 
Derby. 

To the treasurer and barons of the escheator. Notification that the 
king has granted to Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, 
that he may pd,y to the exchequer all the debts due from him, both' for 
the debts Of Humphrey de Bohun, his father, and of other his ancestors 

* The complete enrolment occui's below. 



27 EDWAKD I. 



235 



1299. 



March 17. 
Westminster. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



2Ie)nbrane 17 — cont, 

and for his relief due to the king, by as much yearly during the king's 
pleasure as the said earl, his father, was wont to pay there yearly for the 
said debts. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and 
Lichfield. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Polingfold, as it is testified before the king 
by John Abel, sheriff of that county, that John de Polingfold is incapaci- 
tated by infirmity, for which reason the king has caused him to be 
amoved from office. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Thomas de Saunford, 
which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of his death, as the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas at his 
death held nothing of the king in chief by reason whereof the custody of 
his lands ought to pertain to the king. By C. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Kobert Waundard, as it is testified before the 
king that he is insufficiently qualified. 



MEMBRANE 16. 

March 18. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Westminster, dower to be assigned to Petronilla, late the wife of William de Gouiz, 

tenant in chief, from the knights' fees and advowsons of churches that 

belonged to William. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Isabel, late the wife of William de 
Cotestede, as nearest [friend] of his heir, the manor of Cotestede and 
certain lands in Stokebyry, Newenton, Hertlepe, Reyham, Stapey and 
Haleghstowe, co. Kent, which he has taken into the king's hands by reason 
of William's death, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that William held the said manor and lands at his death of the 
king in socage, and it does not appear to the king by the inquisition that 
William held of him elsewhere in the escheator 's bailiwick by knight 
service, for which reason the wardship of the lands ought to pertain to 
Isabel as nearest [friend] of the heir. By C. 

March 23. John Brunsun of Barkeston, imprisoned at York for the death of Henry 
Westminster, son of William de Hornington, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of York to bail him. 

William 'in the Walles,' imprisoned at York for the death of Henry 
son of William de Hornington, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of York to bail him. 

March 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
Westminster, king has granted to Henry de Urtiaco that he may pay the debts due from 
him to the exchequer at the rate of 10 marks yearly, and order to cause 
him to have these terms and to cause this to be so done and enrolled. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

March 26. To the same. Notification that whereas the king granted to John de 
Westminster. Mohun that he might pay all the debts due from him to the exchequer by 



286 



CALENDAB OP CLOSE BOLLS. 



1299. 



March 26. 
Westminster. 



March 28. 
Westminster. 



March 26. 
Westminster. 



March 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

100s, yearly, as contained in the king's writ in their hands at the 
exchequer, he has now, although John has not kept the terms, granted 
to John that he shall recover the terms, so that he shall pay 100s. yearly, 
and order to cause him to have these terms and to cause this to be so 
done and enrolled. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
John son and heir of William de Benteleye, tenant in chief, to have seisin 
of the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as 
of fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the king has 
taken his homage. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has granted to Ealph de Monte Hermeri, earl of Gloucester and 
Hertford, respite until All Saints next for all debts due to the exchequer, 
and order to cause him to have such respite. By K. 

To the same. Whereas William de Munes, late chamberlain of the 
exchequer, is deputed by the king to another office of the exchequer, the 
king, trusting in Master Gilbert de Arderne, his clerk, sends him to 
them in order that they may admit him to the office of chamberlain 
vacated by William ; so that he shall have and receive in that office as 
much as William was wont to do for so long as he shall behave himself 
well in that office and during the king's pleasure. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the abbess of Wilton to have in the forest of Chuet twenty oaks fit 
for timber for the construction of the houses of the abbey, which were 
lately burnt by mischance, of the king's gift. By K. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 
king lately granted by his letters patent to John de Crepping' the demise 
for seven years made to him by indenture by Roger de Moubray of all the 
lands that belonged to Roger in the town of Crek, co. Northampton, and 
of 10 marks of rent in the town of Melton Moubray [Calendar of Patent 
EoUs, 1297, p. 325] ; and the king afterwards, not remembering this con- 
firmation, caused the said lands and rent to be taken into his hands with 
the other lands that belonged to Roger by reason of Roger's death, and 
because no mention was made of the demise and confirmation in the 
inquisitions made by the escheator concerning Roger's lands, caused 
a third of the aforesaid lands and rent to be assigned in dower to 
Roesia, late the wife of Roger, John being then in the king's service in 
Flanders : the king — wishing to provide for John's indemnity for the time 
when he stayed with him in the said parts, especially as if John had 
been then in England and had shown the confirmation aforesaid in 
chancery, Roesia would not have been dowered by the king of the said 
third — orders the escheator to cause John to have the value of the said 
third from the other lands that belonged to Roger that are now in the 
king's hands in name of wardship, to have until the end of the term 
aforesaid, in accordance with the king's confirmation aforesaid. 

By K. and C. 

To the same. The king learns from the complaint of the sub-prior and 
canons of Ledes that whereas Rpbert son of Hamo de Crevequer, the 
younger {juhioris), granted by his charter that the canons and their 
successors should have, when their conventual church, the right of 



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1299. 



March 28. 
Westminster. 



March 26. 

Westminster. 



March 29. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 16 — conU 

patronage whereof belonged to him in full right, should be void by the 
death or resignation of any prior or in any other way, the full custody 
and free administration of their house and its possessions and of all their 
goods, without any hindrance or challenge from him or his heirs or 
assigns by reason of the right of patronage aforesaid, and that they 
should have power to choose whom they would as prior without asking 
his consent, saving only to him and his heirs the presentation to him and 
his heirs of the prior ; and the king, after he had acquired the right of the 
patronage aforesaid from the said Robert by his enfeoffment, confirmed 
the grant aforesaid by his charter, and granted to the canons that they 
might choose a suitable prior upon every voidance of the priory without 
seeking licence from the king, and that upon each voidance the king 
would put no keeper into the priory in his name, but that they should 
have free administration to dispose of all the things of the priory, 
provided that after each election they should present their elect to the 
king ; and the escheator, upon the voidance of the priory by the resigna- 
tion of Brother Adam de Maydenestan, the late prior, has intruded 
himself into the priory and its possessions and detains them in the king's 
hands, contrary to the tenor of the aforesaid charter and of the king's 
confirmation, as if the custody thereof pertained to the king, not permitting 
the canons to have administration thereof : the king, not wishing to 
injure the canons in any way contrary to the said grant and confirmation, 
orders the escheator not to intermeddle in any way with the priory, and to 
cause to be restored to them anything that he may have taken thence. 

ByC. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Herbert, son and heir of John de Mariscis, to have seisin of his father's 
lands, as the king has taken his homage. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause two coroners for that county 
to be elected in place of Adam de Spalding and William de Ernesby, who 
are insufficiently qualified, as the king learns by the letters of the burg6sses 
of Oxford sealed with the seal of their community. 

To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to cause the prioress 
and nuns of Chester to have 20Z. 17s. Od. for the twenty -sixth year of the 
reign, as the king granted to them by his letters patent [Cat. Patent Rolls, 
6 Edward I, p. 246] 24 marks yearly from the ferm of Middlewich (de 
Medio Vicho), until he should cause this sum to be assigned to them in 
some certain places for ever, for certain alms granted to them by the 
king's predecessors, sometimes lords of Cheshire, and he also granted to 
them by the same letters 4/. 17s. Od, yearly from the same ferm in 
recompence for the damages that they sustain yearly to that amount by 
the withdrawal from them by the abbot and convent of Vale Royal of the 
tithes pertaining to the church of the prioress and monks at Ovre, such as 
in tithes of hay, fishponds, gardens, cows, calves, and servants in Lent and 
from other small tithes, until the king should provide them with that 
sum yearly in some certain place, as contained in his letters patent, and 
20Z. lis, Od. are in arrear thereof for the twenty-sixth year. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause Eustace de Hache, constable of Marleberge castle, to have in the 
forest of Savernak eighty oaks fit for timber, in order to repair therewith 
the king's chapel and chambers in the castle. By K, 



238 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1299. 



March 30. 

Westminster. 



March 29. 

Westminster. 



March 27. 

Westminster. 



March 29. 

Westminster 



April 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 
king lately ordered him to deliver to Baldwin, son and heir of Geoffrey de 
Insula, the manor of Kauleburn, which Agnes, late the wife of William 
le Estur, held in free marriage, and the manor of Whytewell, which she 
held in dower of Baldwin's inheritance, which manors the escheator had 
taken into the king's hands by reason of Agnes 's death and for which 
Baldwin did homage to the king : the king, wishing to show Baldwin 
special favour, orders the escheator to deliver to him the issues received 
from the manor of Whytewell from the time when it was taken into his 
hands. By pet. of C. 

To the taker of the king's wines of his right prise at Southampton. 
Order to cause the abbot and convent of St. Edward's, Netley {Letteleye), 
to have a tun of wine of the said prise for the present year, in accordance 
with the late king's grant to them of a tun of wine yearly for the celebration 
of divine service in their church, which grant the king accepted and 
confirmed. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to permit Hugh de Mortuo Mari to 
have respite for all debts due to the exchequer until a month from Easter 
next, as the king has granted him such respite. 

The like to the sheriffs of Salop, Hereford, Essex and Northampton. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
permit the abbess of Wilton to fell in her own wood within the bounds of 
the forest of Savernak sixty oaks fit for timber, and to carry them out of 
the forest without hindrance from him or the king's ministers of the 
Forest, as the king has granted to her permission to fell and carry the 
said oaks to her abbey, in order to rebuild therewith certain houses in the 
abbey that were lately burnt by mischance. 

By K. on the information of Brother W. de Winterburne. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that 
whereas the king granted to William de Ferarpis] that he may pay all the 
debts due from him to the exchequer at the rate of 20 marks yearly, he 
has now granted to him that, although he has not kept these terms, he 
may recover them, and order to cause him to have these terms and to 
cause this to be so done and enrolled. 

To the same. Hawysia de la Pole has shown the king that the king 
lately ordered forty-six Welshmen, hostages in the king's last war in 
Wales in the castle of La Pole, which is in her custody by the king's 
commission, to be delivered to her for custody, and she paid to them 
157^. 9s. 4t/. for their wages for an entire year and seven weeks, during 
which term they were in her custody, to wit each of them 2ci a day, and 
she also expended when the king was last in Flanders by order of John de 
Haveryng, justice of North Wales, 60/. in providing the castle with 
victuals and other necessaries, for which sums of money she has not yet 
obtained any allowance, and she has besought the king to cause due 
allowance to be made to her for them : the king therefore orders them to 
hear her proofs {racionibiis) and to view her account of the premises, and 
to cause her to have due allowance therefor in her ferm of the castle. 

By pet. returned from the C. 



Membbane 15. 

March 29. To the same. Notification that the king has pardoned to Alexander 
Westminster.' Cheverel, in considertion of the good service rendered by him in Gascony, 



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239 



1299. 



March 30. 

Westminster. 



April 2. 

Westminster. 



April 2. 
Westminster. 



April 8. 
Westminster. 



April 8. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 15 — cont, 

61 marks of the 100 marks in which he made fine with him before Roger 
de Moeles and Adam Gurdun, appointed by the king to take fines and 
ransoms for trespasses in the forests, for a trespass of the Forest beyond 
Trent whereof he was indicted before Roger and Adam, and that he shall 
pay the remaining 40 (sic) marks at the rate of 5 marks yearly, and order 
to cause him to be thus acquitted of the 57 marks and to have the afore- 
said terms for payment of the remaining 40 (sic) marks, and to cause this 
to be so done and enrolled. By K. 

To the same. As Hugh Bardolf is indebted to the king "at the exchequer 
in divers sums for his own debts and the debts of his ancestors and for 
other causes, and the king is indebted to him for the arrears of his wages 
and the loss of his horses for the time when he was in the king's service 
in Gascony, as appears to the king by the testimony of Henry de Lacy, 
earl of Lincoln, who supplied the king*s place in Gascony : the king, 
wishing to assist Henry in consideration of his good and faithful service, 
orders the treasurer and barons to search the rolls of the exchequer of all 
debts due to him from Henry, and to cause allowance to be made there- 
from for the debts due to Henry from the king according to the letters 
patent of the said earl testifying the debts under his seal, and to certify 
the king under the exchequer seal of any debts that Henry may owe to 
him beyond the total of the allowance, and also of any debts that the king 
may owe to him beyond the aforesaid allowance, and to cause Henry 
to have respite in the meantime for any debts that may be due from him, 
receiving from Henry the earl's letters patent for annulment (condemp- 
nandas). By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to respite until Michaelmas next the 
demand made upon Hugh de Aldithelegh, who is detained in the king of 
France's prison, for 100s, in which he was amerced before the justices last 
in eyre in that county for a default, as Hugh has long and faithfully 
served the king, and was taken and imprisoned by reason of the service 
aforesaid. By K. 

To the chamberlain of Kaernervan. Order to discharge Thomas de 
Anvers, sheriff of Anglesey, of 44L lis. d^d. in his account of the issues of 
his bailiwick to be rendered at the exchequer of Kaernervan (ad scaccarmm 
predictwn), as he paid this sum to Walter deWyn ton [ia] and Master James 
de Sancto Georgio, keepers of the works of the king's castle of Beaumaris, 
for making the works, as is testified before the king by John de Havering', 
justice of North Wales. It is provided that Walter and James shall be 
charged with the said sum in their account at that exchequer of the 
works. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
executors of the will of Iterius de Ingolisma of all the debts due from him 
to the king at his death for any reason for the time when he was in the 
king's service, and of any account that he ought to have rendered for 
that time, and to cause to be delivered to them without delay the goods 
and chattels that belonged to Iterius, which were taken into the king's 
hands by reason of the debts aforesaid, and to permit them to have free 
administration thereof and to execute his will, as the king has pardoned 
the executors all the debts of Iterius in consideration of the good service 
rendered by him. By K. 

To the same. Order to acquit John de Means of 50 marks of the debts 
due to the exchequer from him for the time when he was sheriff of York 
and keeper of the city of York, and to cause him to have reasonable terms 



240 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1299. 



April 2. 

Westminster. 



April 4. 
Westminster. 



April 2. 
Westminster, 



April 5. 

Westminster. 



April 6. 

Westminster 



Membrane 15 — cont, 

for payment of the remainder of the debts at which he can conveniently 
pay them, according to their discretion, as the king has granted this 
acquittance and this respite of payment. By K. and pet. of C. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to pay to the prisoners of 
Scotland lately captured in the battle of Dumbar who are imprisoned in 
Notingham castle, and to their keepers the arrears of their wages for all 
the sheriff's time [of office], to wit Sd, a day to each esquire and 2d, a day 
to each keeper, until otherwise ordered. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king is 
indebted to Roger le Warr in certain sums of money for his wages for the 
time when he was in his service in Gascony, and he wishes to make 
recompence to him therefor, he orders them to account with Roger for 
his wages aforesaid and to search the rolls of the exchequer concerning 
Roger's debts, and to cause allowance to be made to him in the said debts 
for the total of the wages aforesaid. By pet. of C. 

Vacated, because otherwise in the Close Roll for the twenty -eighth year. 

To the same. Order to respite until otherwise ordered the demand 
made upon Thomas, abbot of Fecamp, for the issues of the temporalities 
of his house within the king's realm from the time of the restitution 
thereof, as the king, on 16 April, in the twenty- sixth year of his reign, 
restored the temporalities to him, as he has found him liberal and 
acceptable in the king's affairs (m nostris agendis liber alem atqiie gratum), 
and to permit him to be in peace concerning them, restoring to him any 
distraint that they may have levied in this behalf. By bill of C. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to permit Simon de Monte Acuto to 
have respite until Michaelmas for all debts due to the king at the 
exchequer, as the king has granted him such respite. By bill of C. 

The like to the sheriff of Somerset. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause to be delivered to John de 
Tylton his goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands 
upon his being appealed of harbouring some men who were indicted of 
the death of Simon de Skeftyngton, as the king learns upon trustworthy 
testimony that he rendered himself to prison at the due time to stand to 
right concerning the harbouring aforesaid, and that he did not make 
flight whereby his chattels ought to be confiscated. By pet. of C. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the issues of the lands that William de Cotestede 
held at his death of the king in socage, as the king lately ordered the 
escheator to deliver the lands to Isabel, late the wife of William, as nearest 
[friend] of the heir, to be kept by her for the use of the heir, in accord- 
ance with the law and custom of the realm. By pet. of C, 

To the sheriff of York. Whereas the king has granted by his charter to 
his burgesses of Kingeston-on-HuU that they may elect a coroner from 
among themselves and may present him to the keeper of the town, before 
whom he shall take oath that he will faithfully do and observe those things 
that pertain to the office of coroner in the same county {sic), the king 
orders the sheriff to cause a coroner to be elected in his county [court] by 
the assent of the same, who, after taking oath, shall do and observe those 
things that pertain to the office of coroner in the aforesaid borough, 

The like * d^ verba ad verbum ' for the burgesses of Raveneserod, 



27 EDWAED I. 



241 



1299. 



April 27. 
Westminster. 



April 11. 

Westminster. 



April 8. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

To the sheriff of York. Whereas the king has granted to his burgesses 
of Kingeston-on-Hall that they shall have the return of all writs touching 
the borough in any way, so that no sheriff or other bailiff or minister of 
the king shall enter the borough to execute any office there for anything 
pertaining to the borough, except in default of the keeper of the borough, 
and that they shall elect a coroner from among themselves and shall 
present him to the keeper aforesaid, and the king has ordered the sheriff 
to cause a coroner to be elected in his county [court] to do the things that 
pertain to the office of coroner in the borough : the king orders the sheriff 
to cause return of the writ for electing a coroner to be made to the 
burgesses, so that they may elect a coroner from among themselves by that 
return and may present him to their said keeper, in accordance with the 
king's grant aforesaid. 

The like ' de verba ad verbum ' for the burgesses of Raveneserod. 

To Master Richard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Ralph de Crumwell, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Lythegraynes, late 
escheator beyond Trent, that Ralph at his death held nothing of the king 
in chief by reason whereof the wardship of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king, except in socage. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king has 
granted to the executors of the will of Geoffrey de Pycheford, late 
constable of Wyndesore castle, 20 marks for the burial of his body, which 
is not yet buried, from the goods and chattels that belonged to Geoffrey, 
which the king lately ordered to be taken into his hands and to be sold, so 
that the money thence arising should be delivered to the exchequer : he 
orders the treasurer and barons to cause the value of the said 20 marks to 
be delivered to the executors from Geoffrey's goods, if there are any still 
in the king's hands whence this sum may be levied, and if the goods have 
been sold and the money thence arising have been paid into the exchequer, 
to cause the 20 marks tp be allowed to the executors in the aforesaid 
debts. By K. and pet. of C. 

To the same. The fermors of the king's manor of Apethorp, which is 
situate within his forest of Clyve, have shown the king that although they 
paid 40s. yearly for the pannage and herbage of the manor, which sum is 
contained in the extent of the manor, and which they used to render to 
the exchequer before the assignment of dower to the late Queen Eleanor, 
the king's mother, for the eleven years during which she held the afore- 
said foreSt and its appurtenances in dower, in accordance with the assign- 
ment of dower made to her, the treasurer and barons nevertheless exact 
from them 22^. for the arrears of the said 40s. during that time, and dis- 
train them for that sum as if they had not paid it to the king's mother : 
the king orders the treasurer and barons, if they ascertain that it is so, to 
acquit the fermors of the said 22^. By pet, of C. 

To the same. Master John de Lacy, late fermor of the manor of Ape- 
thorp, which is within the king's forest of Clyve, has shown the king that 
although he paid to the aforesaid queen 40s. a year as above for ten years 
during which she held the aforesaid forest, the treasurer and barons 
nevertheless exact from him 20/. for the arrears of that sum during that 
time : the king orders them, if they ascertain that it is so, to cause John 
to be acquitted of the aforesaid 20L By pet. of C. 



4351 



Q 



242 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1299. 

April 9. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

To John de Warenna, earl of Surrey. Whereas the heirs and parceners 
of the inheritance of Eichard son of John, tenant in chief, have not yet 
done their homages and fealties to the king for their pur parties of Eichard 's 
inheritance, although the king has delivered to some of them their pur- 
parties, to be held until they and the others shall come to his court to 
receive their purparties in due form : the king requests the earl to super- 
sede, until the heirs and parceners have done to the king their homages 
and fealties, distraining Joan la Botiller, one of the sisters and heiresses 
of Eichard, in the manor of Shyre, which is held of the earl by knight 
service and which the king has delivered to her to be held in form afore- 
said, to do homage and fealty therefor to the earl or to render to him 
relief, especially as they are unable to do their homages and fealties to the 
king or other lords before partition of the inheritance has been made 
between them, according to the law and custom of the realm. 



April 12. 

Westminster. 



April 14. 
Westminster. 



April 12. 
Westminster. 



Membbane 14. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Whereas John 
de Harecurt — to whom the king has granted what pertains to him of the 
marriage of Joan, late the wife of Eoger de Nodariis, tenant by knight 
service of the heir of Philip Burnel, tenant in chief, which heir is a minor 
in the king's wardship, together with any fine that she might make with 
the king for that marriage and any forfeiture if she should marry without 
licence of the king or of John— ha& come into chancery and acknowledged 
that Joan has satisfied him for the marriage : the king orders the 
escheator to cause dower to be assigned to Joan, taking from her the 
fealty due to the king in this behalf. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The king learns from 
the complaint of the heirs of Gregory de Eokesle and of the tenants of 
certain of the lands that belonged to him that whereas all the goods and 
chattels that belonged to him were taken into the king's hands after his 
death for the debts due from him to the exchequer, and the executors of 
his will have found the king mainpernors to render the debts aforesaid to 
th^ king, the treasurer and barons, absolving the mainpernors from the 
said debts as if they had been paid to the exchequer, cause the heirs and 
tenants aforesaid to be distrained to render the debts to the exchequer, 
and disquiet them unjustly in many ways, to their damage and contrary to 
the law and custom of the exchequer heretofore used in the like case : the 
king orders the treasurer and barons, if it is so, to cause what has been 
attempted by them improperly to be amended according to their discretion 
and the law and custom of the exchequer, so that it shall not be 
necessary to solicit the king further for lack of justice in this behalf. 

By pet. returned from the G. 

To Master Eichard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. Order not 
to permit waste, destruction or damage or exile of the men and tenants of 
the inheritance of Thomas, son and heir of Eobert de Greyley, tenant in 
chief, a minor in the king's wardship, to be made in the lands of the said 
heir whereby the king may not be able to render the inheritance to the 
heir when he shall be of age as fully as it came to his hands, as the king 
is bound to render to heirs in his wardship when they come of age the 
lands falling to them in right of inheritance as fully as they came to his 
hands in name of wardship. 



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243 



1299. 
April 13. 

Westminster. 



April 15. 

Westminster. 



April 15. 

. Westminster. 



April 16. 
Westminster. 



April 20. 
Westminster 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that the house of 
St. Mark at Billeswyk near Bristol is void by the resignation of Brother 
Robert de Rading, the late master thereof, and that the custody thereof 
pertains upon each voidance to John Abbadam and Elizabeth, his wife, 
and not to the king by reason of the manor of Wynterburn, which the 
brethren of that house hold of him in socage, because the house is of the 
foundation of Elizabeth's ancestors, and that the brethren have been 
wont from the time of the foundation of that house to present their elect 
upon each voidance to her ancestors : the king orders the escheator not 
to intermeddle further with the said house or with its appurtenances, 
which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of the manor of 
Wynterburn. 

To Nicholas Fermbaud, constable of Bristol castle. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the aforesaid house, which he has taken into 
the king's hands by reason of the present voidance. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
permit Stephen de Stanham, keeper of the king's manor of Eston, to fell 
in the forest of Ciyve twelve oaks fit for timber and as many rafters 
[cheverones) as he shall need, and to permit him to carry them to the 
manor, for the construction of the king's houses there. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 
de Britannia, earl of Richmond, to be acquitted of 20Z. that they exact 
from him by reason of the common summons [of the eyre] before the 
justices in eyre in co. Hertford in the fifteenth year of the king's reign, 
as it appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of chancery for that 
year that the earl had quittance of the common summons before the 
aforesaid justices. By the roll. 

The like to the sheriff of Hertford. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The king learns from 
the complaint of the heirs of Gregory de Rokesle and of the tenants of 
certain lands that belonged to him that whereas all the goods and chattels 
that belonged to Gregory were taken into the king's hands after his death 
for the debts due from him to the exchequer, and the executors of Gregory's 
will found him sufficient mainpernors to render the said debt there, by 
which mainprise the goods and chattels were delivered out of the king's 
hands by the treasurer and barons, nevertheless the treasurer and barons, 
absolving the mainpernors from their mainprise as if the debts had been 
paid to the exchequer in full, cause the heirs and tenants to be grievously 
distrained to render the debts to the exchequer, contrary to the law and 
custom of the exchequer in the like case previously used and observed : 
the king orders the treasurer and barons, if it is so, to cause what they 
have improperly attempted to be amended according to their discretion 
and the law and custom of the exchequer, so that it shall not be necessary 
that the king shall be again solicited in this cause. 

To the same. Notification that the king has granted to Richard Lovel, 
son and heir of Hugh Lovel, that he may pay all the debts due from 
him to the exchequer, as well the debts of his father as of other his 
ancestors, at the usual terms by as much as his father was wont to pay 
for the said debts, and to cause Richard to have these terms, and to cause 
this to be so done and enrolled. 



244 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1299. 
April 20. 

Westminster. 



April 18. 
Westminster. 



April 21. 
Westminster. 



April 20. 
Westminster, 



April 22. 

Westminster, 



April 22. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — cont» 

To the justices next in eyre at the Tower of London. Whereas Arnald 
de Poillou of Bayonne, formerly of London, maliciously slew Arnald de 
Montauser, for which felony and for his flight the goods and chattels found 
in his custody in the lodgings wherein he was then staying were delivered 
to John de Sterford, then sheriff of the city, to wit two charters, one for 
40Z. and the other for 151., which were sealed with the seal of the earl of 
Lincoln, 3| marks of silver, and a rayed robe, price 10s. ; and it was 
afterwards shown to the king that these goods and chattels did not belong 
to Arnald who committed the felony but to Arnald, his father, who 
appears to the king to be guiltless of the felony and who was then in parts 
beyond sea, for which reason the king ordered John de Cantuar[ia], 
executor of the said John de Sterford's will, to restore the goods and 
chattels to the said Arnald the owner : the king orders the treasurer and 
barons not to molest the executors or heirs of the said John in any way by 
reason of the said goods and chattels thus restored by the king's order, but 
to discharge them wholly of the same. 

By K. on the information of J. de Sandale. 

To John de Cantuaria, executor of the said John's will. Order to 
restore the said goods and chattels to Arnald, father of the said felon, or 
to his attorney or proctor. By K. on the information of J. de Sandale. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Master 
John de Cadamo, king's clerk, to be acquitted of 100s. exacted from him 
for an amercement inflicted upon him because he did not come before 
William de Vescy and his fellows, then justices for pleas of the Forest in 
C(j). York, at the common summons made before them of the eyre in that 
county, as he was with the king in his service in Gascony at that time, 
for which reason the king has pardoned him this sum. 

To the same. Order to cause Nicholas Morel to be acquitted of 
10 marks at which he was amerced before John de Vescy, then justice of 
the Forest beyond Trent, for a trespass that he was said to have com- 
mitted in taking a hind in the forest of Shyrewode without the king's 
licence, as the king pardoned him this amercement in the twenty-second 
year of his reign, as appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of 
chancery. By the roll. 

To the same. Whereas the king has granted to W. bishop of Coventry 
and Lichfield that he and his successors shall have the return of all the 
king's writs, pleas of vetitum namium, chattels of felons and fugitives, 
and the fines and amercements of all their men and tenants, to be levied 
by the bishop and his successors and their bailiffs and ministers without 
let or hindrance of the king or of his heirs, justices, sheriffs, bailiffs, or 
ministers : the king orders them to cause the charter to be read before 
them in the full exchequer, and to cause it to be observed in all its 
articles, and to cause it to be held and observed by the king's justices, 
sheriffs and ministers within the realm, and to cause the sheriff's to have 
allowance for the pleas of vetitum nammm, chattels of felons and fugitives, 
and fines and amercements of all the men and tenants of the bishopric, 
wherewith the sheriffs were wont to bfe charged previously in their accounts 
at the exchequer, and to cause the sheriffs to be acquitted thereof, as ought 
to be done in accordance with the grant made to the bishop. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Notification 
that the king has taken the homage of Robert son of Elias de Coleshull 
for the manors of Aldermanston and Spersholt, co. Berks, which Robert 
Achard, deceased, held of the king in chief for life J3y a fine made before 



27 EBWARB 1. 



245 



1299. 



April 22. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster, 



April 21. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — cont» 

the justices of the Bench at Westminster between Elias and Robert 
Archard {sic), which ought to remain to Robert son of Elias and his heirs 
by the fine, which the king has inspected, together with 70 acres of land, 
which are extended at 23,s. M, yearly, 8 acres of meadow, which are 
extended at 16.s. yearly, and a pasture in common, which is extended at 
2s. yearly, in Estmanton, which ought to remain in like manner by 
another fine made before the said justices, which the king has also 
inspected, and has rendered to Robert son of Elias the manors and 
lands : the king orders the escheator to cause Robert son of Elias to have 
seisin of the manors and lands, which he has taken into the king's hands 
by reason of the death of Robert Achard ; saving the right of others 
and saving to Joan, late the wife of Robert Achard, her dower thereof 
assigned to her in the king's court. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], constable of the castle of Foderinggeye. 
Order to pay to Andrew de Sinton, William son of Robert de Lambinston, 
Walter de Edinton, and David de Strabolgy, of Scotland, esquires, lately 
captured in the conflict between the king and the Scots at Dumbar and 
imprisoned in that castle, and to their keepers their wages from 19 April 
last, to wit Sd. a day to each of the esquires and 2^?. a day to each of the 
keepers, until otherwise ordered. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to take into the king's hands the 
houses within the city that belonged to Master William de Wymundham*'' 
lately deceased, and to deliver them to Master Thomas de Abberbury, the 
king's clerk, to be held in the king's name during the king's pleasure, as 
Master William was indebted to the king at the exchequer in divers sums 
at his death. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. It is shown to 
the king on behalf of William t de Beveneys, his clerk, that whereas S. 
archbishop of Tuam, late justiciary of Ireland, during the time when he 
was treasurer of Ireland, committed to William by the counsel of certain 
of the king's subjects then of his council the office of engrosser (officimu 
^rossarie) in the said exchequer by the ancient fee of 6d, daily, to be 
received in the said exchequer when it should be open, and the said 
justiciary of Ireland, considering William's service grateful to the king 
and considering the smallness of the said daily fee, granted to him on the 
king's behalf 71. yearly in aid of his maintenance, and William had the 
king's writs to allow to him the said 11. in the rent due from him to the 
king for certain lands that he held of him in times past : the king, 
desiring to further the advantage and promotion of William, orders the 
said treasurer and barons to cause the aforesaid 71. with the arrears 
thereof to be allowed to William in the rent that he pays to the king 
yearly from the land that he holds of the king at present, for as long as 
he shall be filling that office by the king's will. 



MEMBRANE 18. 

April 22. To the abbot and convent of Waltham Holy Cross. , Request that they 

Westminster, will admit into their house Robert de Clopton, the king's Serjeant, who 

faithfully served the king so long as he was able in body, whom the king 



'• Written by oversight Wynundham^ but given correctly in the marginal abstract, 
f Called correctly * le Deveneyi * in the marginal abstract and on p. 246. 



246 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1299. 



April 22. 

Westminster. 



April 22. 

Westminster. 



April 27. 
Banstead. 



Membrane 18 — cojit. 

is sending to them because he has not yet provided him with maintenance, 
and that they will administer to him and one groom the necessaries of life 
in their house during his life. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesford. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The king recollects that it 
is contained in the charter of King Henry, his father, and in his confirmation 
thereof, lately shown before him and his council, that it was granted to the 
prior and convent of St. Bartholomew, London, that no one ought to 
intermeddle with the lands, goods or possessions of the priory in time of 
voidance of the priory without the special licence of the prior and convent ; 
whereupon the king, wishing to be fully certified, ordered the treasurer 
and barons to certify him fully as to the truth of this matter, by which 
certificate it was considered before the king and his council that the 
custody of the priory ought not to pertain to the king by reason of the 
voidance thereof : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to 
cause the prior and convent to be acquitted hi 6L Is. Wd. wherewith 
Ralph de Broghton, now deceased, who intermeddled with the custody of 
the priory during the last voidance in the king's name, charged himself, 
which sum is exacted from the prior and convent by summons of the 
exchequer, and to permit the prior and convent to hold the aforesaid priory 
when it shall happen to be void hereafter and to receive the issues thereof, 
in accordance with the tenor of the charter and confirmation aforesaid, and 
to cause to be restored to them anything that they may have caused to be 
levied from the issues aforesaid during the last voidance. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 
William le Deveneys, the king's clerk, to have seisin of 1^ carucates of 
land, 3s. 4<i. yearly of rent, and a fishery in Thorncastell in Ireland, as 
the king has granted them by his charter to him for 1085. M. to be 
rendered yearly to that exchequer, to have and to hold to William and his 
heirs of the king and his heirs for ever, in accordance with the extent 
made thereof, for the said rent and the service of a tenth of a knight's fee, 
as contained in the charter. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
26 June, in the eighth year of his reign, granted by his charter to the 
abbot and convent of Glastonbury that they shall have and hold a moiety 
of all the amercements, fines, escapes of thieves, chattels of fugitives 
condemned for murder [or] for oxen coming from disseisin of their lands, 
fees and men and from all fees and men of their men for ever, which 
moiety remained to them by a composition made between Robert, then 
bishop of Bath and Wells, and the abbot, by the king's assent, provided 
that the abbot shall answer to the king at the exchequer for the other 
moiety yearly without any diminution, as is contained in the king's 
charter concerning this grant and in other articles therein expressed : the 
king orders the treasurer and barons to inspect the tenor of the charter, 
and to permit the abbot to have the amercements and fines and the other 
things that pertain to him by virtue of the charter aforesaid and the 
fine levied concerning it, and to discharge him thereof according to the 
tenor and virtue of the charter and fine. It is provided that answer shall 
be made to the king by the abbot for the other moiety. 

To Robert de Burghers, constable of Dover castle. As the king has 
certain affairs to be expedited specially in parts beyond sea by Coppus 
Joseph and his fellows, merchants of the society of the Friscombaldi 
dwelling at London, he orders Robert to permit Coppus, or another of 



27 EDWARD I. 



247 



1299. 



April 22. 

Westminster. 



May 6. 

Stepney. 



May 8. 
Stepney. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



May 7. 
Stepney. 



May 9. 

Stepney. 



Membrane 13 — co7it» 

that society coming to him at Dover with the letters patent of the society 
and wishing to go to parts beyond sea to cross from the port of Dover, 
with 1,000 marks or 1,000L for the expedition of the affairs aforesaid 
enjoined upon him by W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, the king's 
treasurer. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

William le Bercher, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of Walter le 
Messer of Dunston, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Lincoln to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has granted to Robert de Tateshale, son and heir of Robert de 
Tateshale, that he [may pay] the 250 marks that to Robert his father 

[Incoinidete.] 

Vacated. 

To the keeper of the king's wood of Bokholt. Order to cause Walter 
de Bello Campo, constable of Gloucester castle, to have in that wood ten 
oaks fit for timber for the repair of the king's houses in the said castle, by 
the view and testimony of the keeper of the king's works of that castle. 

ByK 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Edmund, son and heir of Saer Bataille, to have seisin of the lands that 
his father at his death held of the king in chief, as the king has taken 
his homage. 

To the justices of the Bench, Whereas the king in his parliament 
after Easter at Westminster, in the eighteenth year of his reign, granted, 
in order to save the costs and expenses of the people of his realm, that 
pleas of Quo Waranto should thenceforth be pleaded and determined in 
the eyres of his justices, and he brought against the abbot of St. Mary's, 
York, two writs of Quo Warento [sic), not recollecting the grant afore- 
said, to wit one by what warrant the abbot claims to have the return of 
the king's writs touching the abbot's fee of Merskland, and the other by 
what warrant he claims to have the liberty that he can plead assizes 
of novel disseisin and of mort d'ancestor within his abbey : the king 
orders the justices to supersede holding the said pleas before them in 
the Bench, contrary to the aforesaid grant, or to adjourn them, if they 
shall see fit in their discretion, before the justices next in eyre in co. 
York. By C. 

To the sheriff' of Suffolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Launveye, whom the king has caused to be 
amoved from office because it is testified before him by John Buttetourte 
that he is incapacitated for office by infirmity. 

The like to the same sheriff for the election of a coroner in place of 
William de Enge, as it is testified by John de Buttetourte that he is 
incapacitated by infirmity. 

To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to pay to Robert de 
Crevequer 22Z. 10s. OtL for Easter term last from the issues of the mills 
and bridge of Chester, in accordance with the king's grant to him, in 
recompence for his surrender and grant to the king and Queen Eleanor his 
late consort, of a moiety of the manor of Saham, of the custody of the 
castle of Bestane, co. Chester, for life, and lOOs. yearly for the custody 
thereof and also iOL yearly from the issues of the mills and bridge, one 
moiety at the quinzaine of Easter, and the other at the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas. ^ By the roll. 



248 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1299. 
May 10. 
Stepney. 



May 11. 

Stepney. 



May 11. 

Stepney. 



May 12. 
Stepney. 



May 13. 

Stepney. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
William de Hamelton, kiug's clerk, to have in the chase of Tunbrigg, 
which is in the king's hands and in Walter's custody, ten oaks good and 
fit for timber, with all their strippings {escaetis), of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Floria, late the 
wife of Peter Mauveysin, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she 
will not marry without the king's licence. 

To the same. Whereas the king lately assigned from the lands of 
Richard son of John, tenant in chief, to William de Bello Campo, late 
earl of Warwick, who married Maud, the eldest sister and co-heiress of 
Richard, the manor of Chiriel, co. Wilts, and the manor of Potterespiry, 
with the park and other appurtenances, excepting lOZ. 15.s'. lOf c?. yearly of 
rent in the same manor ; to Robert de Clylibrd, kinsman and third heir 
of Richard, and to Idonia de Leyburn, niece and third heir of Richard, 
the manor of Cleydon, co. Buckingham, and the manor of Multon, 
CO. Northampton, except 55s. Id, of yearly rent in the latter manor; and 
to Joan la Butelere, the fourth sister and heir of Richard, the manor of 
Bhoppele, co. Southampton, the manor of Fambrigg, co. Essex, and the 
manor of Shyr' with the hamlet called * la VacJiene ' and with the park 
and other appurtenances in co. Surrey, except 14L lis. 0(/. yearly of rent 
in the manor of Shyr', as their purparties of Richard's lands, with 
provision that if Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, kinsman and co-heir 
of the said Richard, should come to the king's court to demand his pur- 
party of the lands and should complain that William, Maud, Robert, 
Idonia, and Joan have more than pertains to them in their purparties, 
the king should cause the purparties to be resumed into his hands 
and should cause them, together with the purparty falling to Richard 
de Burgo, to be divided between all the heirs and parceners of the 
inheritance aforesaid, in accordance with the law and custom of the 
realm; and Richard de Burgo has now come to the king's court 
by his attorney and has complained to the king that William, 
Maud, Robert, Idonia, and Joan have more in their purparties than per- 
tains to them : the king orders the escheator to resume into the king's 
hands the lands thus assigned to William, Maud, Robert, Idonia, and Joan, 
and to keep them safely until otherwise ordered, and to warn William, 
Maud, Idonia, and Joan to bo before the king in chancery on the morrow 
of Holy Trinity next, which day the king has prefixed for Richard, to do 
and receive in the premises what the king's court shall consider in this 
behalf. 

To the same. Order, as at another time {alias), to cause William de 
Hamelton, the king's clerk, to have in the chace of Tunbrigg, which is in 
the king's hands and in the escheator's custody, ten oaks good and fit for 
timber, with all their strippings {escaetis), of the king's gift, unless he 
have previously had them by the king's other writ. 

To the same. Order to cause Roger de Hevelyngham, son and heir of 
Maud de Hevelyngham, of co. Essex, tenant in chief, to have seisin of 
the lands that his mother held at her death, as the king has taken his 
homage. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the Friars Preachers of Winchester to have in the forest of Bere 
ten oaks fit for timber with their strippings (escaetis), of the king's gift. 
By K. on the information of Brother Walter de Wynterburn. 



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249 



1299, Membrane 13 — cont. 

May 12. To the sheriff of Norfolk and SuiFolk. Order to permit Bobert son of 

stepney, Roger to have respite during the king's pleasure for all debts due to the 

exchequer, as the king has granted him this respite wishing to show him 

special favour, as he is about to set out for the marches of Scotland by 

the king's order for the defence of those parts. 

The like to the sheriffs of Essex, Buckingham and Northumberland. 
The like in favour of the following, who are setting out with Robert : 
John de Clavering, addressed to the sheriff of Northampton, 
Alexander de Claveryng, addressed to the sheriff of Norfolk. 
Edmund de Hemmegrave, addressed to the sheriff of Norfolk and 

Suffolk. 
Philip de Illeye, addressed to the sheriff's of Lincoln and York. 
Hugh Gubiun, addressed to the sheriff of Northumberland. 
John de Swynburn. 

May 12. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. As the king 

Stepney. learns by inquisition taken by Malcolm de Harle, late escheator this side 
Trent, that Roger de Calston at his death held nothing of the king in 
chief, but that he held of the king a messuage and two carucates of land in 
Caleston and Cameresford at fee-farm in socage, rendering therefor to the 
exchequer 58s. id, at Michaelmas for all services, and that he held a 
knight's fee in Littlecote of Robert de Lond[onia] by knight service : the 
king orders the escheator to retain in the king's hands the messuage and 
two carucates, and not to intermeddle further with the knight's fee, which 
is in the king's hands by reason of Roger's death. 

May 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 

Stepney. Inge to be acquitted of the 100s. whereby he made fine with the king for 

licence to enter a third of the manor of Weston, which is held of the king 

in chief, as the king has pardoned him this sum. By K. 

May 15. To the sheriff' of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Stepney. elected in place of Henry de Shorne, whom the king has caused to be 
removed from office because he learns by trustworthy testimony that he 
is incapacitated by infirmity. 

May IB. To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

Stepney cause John Giffard to have in the king's forest of Menedep sixteen harts, 
of the king's gift, and to permit him to have his chase to take (insequendos) 
them. 

By K. on the information of W. de Bello Campo, steward of the 
king's household. 



Membrane 12. 

May 16. To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

Stepney. permit the Carmelite Friars of London to fell thirteen oaks fit for timber 
in the wood of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, at Assherugge, which is 
within the bounds of the king's wood of Wyndesore, and to permit them 
to carry them whither they will, as the earl has granted these oaks to 
them in that wood. By K. on the information of Geoffrey de GenevilL 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until 
1 (gulam) August the demand upon Guy de Bello Campo, earl of 
Warwick, by summons of the exchequer for 180L for the king's use of the 
debts in which William de Bello Campo, late earl of Warwick, his father, 
of whom he is the heir, was indebted to the merchants of the society of 
the Ricardi of Lucca (Luca), as the king wishes to show special favour to 
Guy, who is about to set out in his service for parts beyond sea. By K. 



250 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1299. Membrane 12 — cont. 

May 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Whereas the 

Greenwich, king has appointed and granted to his citizens of Bayonne the money 
arising from his custom of wool, wool-fells, and hides in Ireland going to 
parts beyond sea, to be collected and received by some of themselves by 
the view and testimony of some clerks deputed or to be deputed by the 
said treasurer and barons, from Whitsuntide next until they shall have 
received a debt in which the king is bound to them in full from that 
custom : the king orders the said treasurer and barons to cause Arnald 
Garspe] Dyhauce, Stephen Dubrok, and Bernard de Monte Acuto, citizens 
of the aforesaid city, and certain other of their fellow citizens whom 
they shall nominate, to be appointed by the king's writs under the seal of 
that exchequer, to wit' one of them in each port, to receive the aforesaid 
custom in the said ports until otherwise ordered by the king. It is 
provided that the said citizens shall account for and be charged yearly 
with the custom before the said treasurer and barons at the exchequer in 
the presence of the aforesaid clerks and by rolls to be made between them 
and the clerks [in the manner of an] indenture, so that the said treasurer 
and barons may certify the king as to the total of the money that the said 
citizens shall receive from the custom. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesford. 

To the receiver of the custom of wool, wool-fells, and hides crossing 
from the port of London. Whereas the kmg has appointed John Dolloron, 
citizen of Bayonne, to receive the money arising from that custom in 
the aforesaid port and to keep the second part of the king's seal called 
* coket,' from Whitsuntide next until he shall have received thence a debt 
in which the king is indebted to him and his fellow-citizens of Bayonne, 
as is contained in the king's letters patent in his possession : the king 
orders the receiver to deliver the part of the said seal in his custody to 
John, and to permit him to receive the custom from the said feast, so that 
he may answer therefor to the king in full. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesford. 
The like to the receiver of the said custom in each of the following 
ports : 

Newcastle-on-Tyne, in favour of Peter de Bygnau. 
Boston, in favour of Peter de Sancto Paulo. 
Hul, in favour of Thomas de Langar. 
Southampton, in favour of Arnald de la Cornere. 
Lynn, in favour of Arnald de Bysanden. 
Sandwich, in favour of Menaldus de Rybere. 
Yarmouth, in favour of James de Lesbay. 
June 20. Wynchelse, in favour of Peter de Fra'Unce. 

Cranbrook. Ipswich, in favour of John de Norton. 

Weymouth, in favour of Berdottus del Hospitau. 
Bristol, in favour of Willliam Arn[aldi] de Fargous. 

To Aubrey de Fiscampo, keeper of the custom of wool, wool-fells and 
hides crossing from the port of London. Whereas the king has appointed 
the aforesaid John Dolloron to receive the money from the custom in 
that port as above by Aubrey's view and testimony and to keep the second 
half of the aforesaid seal, on condition that he shall answer for the receipt 
of the said custom by Aubrey and by rolls to be made between them in 
the manner of an indenture as often and whenever he shall be summoned 
by the king to do so, as contained in the king's letters patent : the king 
orders Aubrey to intend doing the premises with the said John. 

The like to the keeper of the custom in each of the aforesaid ports. 

By K, on the information of J. de Drokenesford. 



27 EDWAED I. 



251 



1299. 
May 23. 

Canterbury. 



May 18. 
Greenwich. 



May 23. 

Canterbury. 



May 17. 
Stepney, 



May 24. 

Canterbury. 



May 26. 

Canterbury. 



May 26. 

Canterbury. 



May 26. 
Canterbury. 



May 27. 

Canterbury. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To Walter de Bello Campo, constable of Gloucester castle. Order to 
cause the houses and bretasches {hritachia) of the tower and castle and the 
king's weks in the Severn pertaining to the castle to be repaired. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Maundevill, son and heir of John de Maundevill, tenant in chief, to be 
acquitted of the scut age for the king's army of Wales in the fifth year 
of his reign, as it appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of chancery 
that John de Maundevill, the son, was then a minor in his wardship. 
It is provided that the scutage of the knights' fees that were then held of 
John shall be levied for the king's use. 

To the same. Order to acquit the aforesaid John of the scutage for two 
knights' fees for the king's army of Wales in the tenth year of his reign, 
as he was with the king by his order in that army for the service of two 
knights' fees that he then recognised to him, as appears to the king by 
inspection of the rolls of his Marshalsea. 

To Master Richard de Havering', escheator beyond Trent. Order not 
to intermeddle further with two bovates and 2J acres of land in Wylton 
and Gou thorp, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of 
John Ughtred's death, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de 
Lythegraynes, late escheator beyond Trent, that the said John, tenant of 
the king as of the honour of Albemarle, in the king's hands, held the 
aforesaid land of the archbishop of York, and it does not appear to the 
king by the inquisition that John held of him elsewhere as of the crown, 
for which reason the custody of his lands cannot at present pertain to 
the king. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the abbot of Westminster t® have in the king's wood of Bokholt, 
which is within the bounds of the forest of Pambere, forty oaks and 
another forty oaks elsewhere within the same forest fit for timber, of the 
king's gift, for the rebuilding and repair of the houses in the abbey lately 
burnt by misfortune. By K. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert de Crues, whom the king has caused to be 
amoved from office because he is insufiiciently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite, as the 
treasurer has enjoined upon them by word of mouth, the demand made 
upon Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, who is about to set out in 
the king's service for parts beyond sea, for 180/. for the king's use of the 
debts wherein William de Bello Campo, late earl of Warwick, his father, 
of whom he is the heir, was indebted to the merchants of the society of 
the Ricardi of Lucca (Luca). By K. 

To John de Kyngeston, constable of Edenburgh castle. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Floria, late the wife of Alan de Cantilupo, tenant 
in chief, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry 
without his licence. 

To John le Clerk of La Vynetrie. Whereas the king learns that the 
city of London is deprived of the coroner by the death of Matthew de 
Columbariis, late chamberlain of London, to whom the office of coroner in 
the city belonged by reason of the chamberlainship aforesaid, and that 



252 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE BOLLS. 



1299, 



May 27. 

Canterbury. 



May 28. 
Canterbury. 



May 28. 
Canterbury. 



May 28. 
Canterbury. 



June 4. 
Dover. 



June 5. 
Dover. 



June 10. 
Dover. 



Membrane 12 — cont, 

John had office under Matthew by the king's licence ; the king, trusting 
in John's fidelity and diligence, commits the office to him during pleasure, 
and orders him to execute what pertains to the office as he has been wont 
to do hitherto until further orders. 

To Richard de Graveneye, keeper of the king's manor of Middelton. 
Whereas the king is indebted to Ralph de Sandwico, constable of the 
Tower of London, in a sum of money for the expenses of John de 
Balliolo, who is in his custody in the Tower, heretofore incurred and to be 
hereafter incurred until Michaelmas next, wherefore he has assigned to 
him lllZ. from Richard's ferm for that manor for Michaelmas next : the 
king orders Ralph to pay the said sum to Ralph for that term. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesford. 

To the king's bailiffs of the Hundred without the Northgate of Oxford. 
Order to pay from their ferm for that Hundred to Robert de Oruequer 
lOZ. for Michaelmas last, of the 20Z. yearly that the king graaited to him 
for life from the ferm of the Hundred for the release of the manor of 
Ditton that he made to the king and Queen Eleanor, his late consort. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Henry de Shorne, whom the king has caused to be 
amoved from office because it is testified before him by the sheriff that 
he is incapacitated by infirmity. 

To Philip de Verleye, keeper of the town of Berewyk-on-Tweed. 
Whereas the king has granted to William de Gulyn, goldsmith, his 
houses and other tenements that he had before the day of the taking of 
the town from the Scots, to be held by him in the same form as on that 
day : the king orders Philip to cause him to have the same estate in the 
houses and tenements as he had before the aforesaid day. 

By K. on the information of the bishop of Durham. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Richard Curleu, if he is insufficiently qualified, as 
the king learns that he is. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until 
the return of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, the demand made upon the 
prior and monks of Pontefract for 180L ll.s. Sd, for the issues of their 
house because they did not make fine with the king as other men of 
religion in England of the power of the king of France did, as the earl, 
who has gone to parts beyond sea in the king's service, has given the king 
to understand that the prior and all the monks are natives drawing their 
origin from the realm, and that no alien has dwelt among them under 
the regular habit for a long time, and the king wishes to be certified 
concerning this. By K. 

[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 804.] 

Alexander de Balliolo, who is setting out in the king's service for 
Scotland, has letters to respite his debts directed to the sheriffs of Kent, 
Hertford, and Essex, for all debts due to the exchequer. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until 
the quinzaine of Michaelmas next the demand upon the warden and 
brethren ot St. Katherine's Hospital without the Tower, London, for 



27 EDWARD I. 253 



J 299 Membrane 12 — co7it» 

275Z. 2s. 2J(/. by reason of certain lands that belonged to Reginald de 
Cornhull, the elder, deceased, who was indebted to the king at the 
exchequer at his death in divers sums, which lands are in the hands of 
the warden and brethren. 

By K. at the instance of the earl of Lancaster, on the information 
of J. de Benstede. 
The like to the sheriff of Kent. 

June 11. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
Dover. to Margery, late the wife of Thomas de Merton, tenant in chief, the 
following of the lands of the said Thomas, which the king has assigned 
to her in dower ; a messuage in Sottecumbe, which is extended at 12d, 
yearly ; 40 acres of arable land in the same town, whereof each acre is 
extended at Id, yearly ; 20 acres of pasture in the same town, whereof 
each acre is extended at Id. yearly ; 4 acres of meadow in the same town, 
whereof each acre is extended at ijd. yearly ; B3s. id. yearly of rent from 
five free tenants in that town ; 175. M. yearly of rent from nine villeins 
in the same town ; a mill in the same town, which is extended at 10s. 
yearly ; the pleas and perquisites of the court there, which are extended at 
2s. yearly ; a messuage with garden and other appurtenances in Toriton, 
which is extended at 45. yearly ; 40 acres of arable land in the same town, 
whereof each acre is extended at Irf. yearly ; 30 acres of pasture in the 
same town, whereof each acre is extended at id. yearly; 3 acres of meadow 
in the same town, whereof each acre is extended at 6^/. yearly ; 40 acres of 
wood in the same town, which are extended at 2s. yearly ; 66s. lOd. of 
yearly rent from twelve free tenants in the same town ; 18s, Sd. of yearly 
rent from three villeins in the same town ; the pleas and perquisites of 
the court there, which are extended at 6s. 8^/. yearly; and 36s. 4td. of 
rent in Lyw. 

MEMBRANE 11. 

June 13. To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to pay to the abbot and 

St. Radigiind's convent of St. Werburgh's, Chester, 6 marks yearly and the arrears thereof 
from 23 [March], in the twelfth year of the reign, when the king granted 
to them, in recompence for the tithes of. the demesnes of his manor of 
Frodesham, which they had of the gift of former earls of Chester and 
which are estimated at 6 marks yearly, which they released to the abbot 
and convent of Vale Royal, who have the church of Frodesham for their 
own uses. 

Memorandum^ that John de Langeton, the king's chancellor, arrived in 
the port of Dover on 11 June, on his return from the Roman court, and 
that on the sixteenth of the said month the king delivered his seal in his 
chamber at Wy, co. Kent, to the chancellor, who on the same day sealed 
writs therewith. 

May 8^ To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. 

Stepney. Order to commit to John de Benteleye, the king's yeoman, some suitable 
office or bailiwick during the king's will, as he has served the king well 
and faithfully in Ireland and elsewhere, for which the king justly 
commends him, for which reason the king at another time ordered 
William de Vescy, then justiciary of Ireland, to commit to John some 
office or bailiwick in which he might further the king's interest {nobis 
locum te;nere) and profit himself, and William did nothing in the matter 
as the king learns from John's complaint, and the king considers that 
John might profit him if he reiiained in his service. 

By K. and pet. of C. 



254 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1299. 
June 19. 

Smarden. 



June 19. 
Smarden. 



June 19. 

Smarden. 



June 20. 
Cranbrook. 



June 28. 
Uokfield. 



June 25. 
Lewes. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit 
Edmund, earl of Cornwall, to use and enjoy before them in the exchequer 
the liberties that he and Kichard, late king of Almain, his father, have 
heretofore used, until otherwise ordered. 

To the same. Order to cause to be allowed to Roger^ Lestrange in the 
debts due from him to the exchequer the arrears of his fee for the time 
when he was justice of the Forest this side Trent. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to restore 
to Maud, late the wife of William de Bello Campo, late earl of Warwick, 
Robert de Clyfford, Idonia de Leyburn, and Joan la Botillere, co-heirs 
and parceners of the inheritance of Richard son of John, tenant in chief, 
the purparties of that inheritance lately assigned to them by the king, 
which the king lately ordered the escheator to take into the king's hands, 
and to restore to them the issues received from the purparties, notwith- 
standing the king's said order, which was made on the complaint of 
Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, one of the heirs and parceners of the 
inheritance, that Maud and the others named above had received more in 
their purparties than they ought to have. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Humphrey de 
Bouhun, earl of Hereford and Essex, has shown the king that whereas he 
ought to have the first seisin of the manor of Brenteles and of the lands of 
Crantesseby {sic), which John Gyffard held at his death of the earl within 
his liberty of Brekenok, and that the earl's ancestors were always wont to 
have such seisin of the lands aforesaid by reason of their lordship and 
of the liberty aforesaid after the death of John's ancestors, so that the 
king's escheators or other ministers were not wont to enter that manor 
or the lands aforesaid after the death of any of the tenants, even if the 
tenants held elsewhere of the king in chief, and that the escheator 
has nevertheless entered the manor and lands and taken them 
into the king's hands by reason of John's death, and has ejected 
the earl's ministers who had entered the manor and lands by reason 
of the lordship and liberty aforesaid : the king orders the escheator not 
to do anything else in the manor and lands otherwise on the present 
occasion that was wont to be done heretofore after the death of John's 
ancestors, tenants thereof. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has granted to William de Fyenles all his lands in England, which 
were taken into the king's hands by reason of the war between the king 
and the king of France, to hold durmg the truce between the two kings, 
and order to cause the lands to be delivered to William, together with the 
goods therein up to the value of the goods found therein on the day when 
the king caused the lands to be taken into his hands. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 
king wills that Margaret, late the wife of John Gyftard, tenant in chief, 
shall be preferred to others in buying the wardship during the heir's 
minority of the lands that are in the king's hands by reason of John's 
death and that are of John's own inheritance, and of the marriage of his 
son and heir and the custody of the castle of Brymmesfeld : the king 
orders the escheator to sell to her, by the assent of the attorneys of the 
count of Barr, who are to be warned by the escheator, if they wish to be 
present, the custody of the lands and castle aforesaid and the marriage of 
the heir, or at least the custody of the castle and the marriage, if she be 



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1299. 



June 28. 

Uckfield 

{Uckentede). 



June 25. 
Lewes. 



June 25. 
Lewes. 



Jane 25, 

Lewes. 



June 29. 

Petworth 

{Puhvorth) 



Membrane 1 1 — cont, 

unable to find security for the said custody and wardship and for the 
whole residue, as shall be best agreed upon between him and her and in 
accordance with the form that he has from the king for selling such 
wardships and marriages up to a certain sum for the use of the count. 
It is provided that she shall have, after the commission of the castle to 
her, the custody of the prisoners in the castle and shall answer for them, 
and the escheator shall fix {apponatis) security for keeping the said 
prisoners in the meantime. 

To the same. Order to cause John, son and heir of Nicholas le 
Waleys, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands that his father at his 
death held of the king in chief, as he has proved his age before the 
escheator, as appears to the king by the proof returned into chancery. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of 
Robert de UiTord, tenant in chief, as she has taken oath before the king 
that she will not marry without his licence. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to the aforesaid Joan a third of three quarters of a knight's fee in 
Stoutton, which third John de Holebrok, the elder, holds and which is 
extended at 20s., as the king has assigned this third to her as her dower 
of Robert's knights' fees. 

To the same. Order to deliver to her the advowson of the church of 
Uiford, which is extended at 10 marks, as the king has assigned it to her 
as her dower of Robert's advowsons of churches. 

To the same. Whereas John Gyffard of Brimnesfeld acknowledged by 
a fine levied in the king's court before Thomas de Weyland and his 
fellows, then justices of the Bench, that the manors of Moniton and 
Dilewe and the advowson of the church of Moniton wer§ the right of 
Richard de Emneberewe, and Richard granted, for this acknowledgment, 
the manors and advowson to John, to hold for life of the chief lords of 
the fee by the services thereto appertaining, with remainder to Nicholas 
de Audeleye and Katharine, his wife, and to the heirs that Nicholas 
should beget upon her, to hold of the chief lords of the fee by the 
services pertaining thereto, as appears by inspection of the fine ; the 
escheator, having no consideration for the form of the fine, has taken 
the manors into the king's hands by reason of John's death, as 
if he had died seised thereof in his demesne as of fee, and detains 
them from Nicholas and Katharine, to their damage and contrary to the 
fine : the king, being unwilling to injure Nicholas and Katharine in this 
behalf, orders the escheator to cause the manors to be delivered to them, 
with everything received from them since they were taken into the king's 
hands, if they were taken into his hands solely for this reason. 

To John de London[ia], constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to cause 
the abbot of Westminster to have eight bucks for the twenty- sixth year of 
the king's reign and eight for the present year, in accordance with the 
late king's charter, which the king has confirmed, granting to God and 
St. Peter's church and the abbot of Westminster, eight bucks yearly, 
to be taken at the king's cost in the forest of Wyndesore by the hands of 
the constable for the time being, and to be carried by the constable to 
Westminster on the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula, so that those who 
carry the venison thither shall make yearly two {meneias) 

before the great altar of St. Peter there. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 804.] 



256 



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logo Membrane 11 — conU 

To Adam de Rokesle, the chamberlain. Order to cause the monks of 
St. Peter's, Westminster, to have a tun of wine of the king's right prise 
at London for the present year, in accordance with the late king's grant 
to them of a tun of wine yearly, to be received from the said prise yearly 
on the morrow of St. Botolph by the hands of his chamberlain at London, 
for the celebration of divine service in their church, as one tun is in 
arrear for the present year, as they say. 

June 27. To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
Arundel. permit Robert de Nevill and eTohn, his brother, who are about to incept 
at Oxford in the liberal arts, to take and have six bucks in the king's 
forest of Bernewode, which bucks the king has granted to them for their 
inception, to be taken by themselves or by others whom they shall depute 
for this purpose. 

June 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Geoffrey 
Bramber. de Gienvill, who is intending the king's affairs in parts beyond sea by his 
order, to have respite until All Saints next for all debts due to the 
exchequer, as the king has granted to him such respite. 

The like in his favour to the sheriffs of Salop, Norfolk, Hertford, and 
Wilts. 

June 25. William Gymelyn, imprisoned at Launceveton for the death of Baldwin 

Lewes. son of John de Kylion, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of Cornwall to bail him until the first assize. 

July 8. To Robert de Burghersshe, warden of the Cinque Ports. Order to 

Canterbury, deliver to William de Fyenles his liberty in the aforesaid ports, which the 
king caused to be taken into his hands by reason of the late war between 
him and the king of France, to be held during the truce lately taken 
between the two kings, as the king has granted to William during the 
truce all his lands in England, which were taken into his hands by reason 
of the war. 

July 9. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause to be replevied to Agnes 

Canterbury, ^e Valencia until the next parliament her manor of Shelf ord, which the 
sheriff lately took into the king's hands by order of the justices then in 
eyre in that county, because she entered the manor, which is held of the 
king by serjeanty, without the king's licence, and also her liberties in the 
manor, which were likewise taken into the king's hands by order of the 
said justices by reason of her default before them. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria]. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
lands that belonged to Richard de Arcy, or with the issues thereof received 
by him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by Walter that Richard 
at his death held nothing of the king in chief by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 



MEMBRANE 10. 

July 11. To the same. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Hugh de 

Canterbury. Braunteston, tenant in chief, the manors of Redenhale, co. Norfolk, and 
Yatingd^n, co. Berks, which he has taken into the king's hands by reason 
of Hugh's death, and to restore to her the issues received thence since 
they were taken into the king's hands, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator concerning Hugh's lands that Hugh and 



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2299 Memhy^ane 10 — co7it, 

Margaret were jointly enfeoffed of the manor of Kedenhale by 
Bartholomew de Yatingden, her father, to hold to them and to 
the heirs begotten on Margaret or to her other heirs if she had no issue by 
Hugh, of the king and his heirs by the service of two knights' fees, and 
that they were jointly enfeoffed of a moiety of the manor of Yatingden 
by Ralph de Knyveton and Eleanor, his wife, which moiety is held of 
the heir of Roger de Somery, tenant in chief, who is a minor in the king's 
wardship, by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and that Hugh and 
Margaret held jointly the other moiety of that manor of Margaret's in- 
heritance of the aforesaid heir by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, 
and that Hugh and Margaret were jointly seised of the said manors on 
the day of Hugh's death, and the king has taken her fealty for them. 

To the same. Like order concerning the manor of Lapworth, co. War- 
wick, as the king learns by the aforesaid inquisition that Hugh and 
Margaret held the manor jointly of the feoffment of Master Henry de 
Braundeston of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, as of the honour of Leicester 
by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and that Hugh and Margaret 
were jointly seised of the manor on the day of Hugh's death. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to the said 
Margaret, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry 
without his licence. 

July 11. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Whereas the king learns from the complaint 

Canterbury. Qf merchants of John, duke of Brabant, that the sheriff has arrested their 
money and the wool brought by them into the realm, for which they had 
paid before the proclamation of the ordinance made by the king and the 
common council of the realm that no one should bring bad money into 
the realm or should sell or demise to anyone wool or certain other 
merchandise except for good and lawful money, as contained in the 
ordinance : the king, being unwilling to aggrieve the merchants unduly, 
orders the sheriff' to cause their money and wool arrested by him elsewhere 
than in a port or place where ships arrive {tibi est rivagium) to be delivered 
to the said merchants to make their advantage thereof, according to the 
form of the ordinance, provided that they pay the due and accustomed 
custom thereon. 

The like to the sheriffs of Nottingham, Northampton, Leicester, and 
to the mayor and sheriffs of London. 

The like in favour of merchants of Flanders, * deverbo ad verbiim,^ to the 
mayor and sheriffs of London and to the other sheriffs as above. 

July 12. To John de London [ia], constable of Windesore castle. Order to pay to 

Canterbury, two chaplains celebrating divine service in the chapel of the castle 50s. 
each yearly ; to Roger de Wyndesore, janitor of both gates of the castle, 
id, a day ; to Thomas Burnel, one of the viewers of the king's works in 
the constable's bailiwick, M» a day ; to Roger de Wyndesore, the second 
viewer of the works, 2d. a day; to Master John de London [ia], clerk of 
the king's works aforesaid, M, a day ; to four watchmen of the castle, '2d, 
a day each ; to Adam the gardener of the king's garden without the castle, 
2Jri. a day ; to John de Bathon[ia], janitor of the king's park of Windesore 
and keeper of the king's houses there, id, a day ; to Robert de Say, chief 
forester of Windsor forest, 12^. a day ; and to William, the parker of the 
king's park of Kenyton, l^d, a day, being their wages and stipends, from 
Michaelmas last until next Michaelmas. 

July 12. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Canterbury, elected in place of John de Staundon, deceased. By the chancellor. 

4351 . H 



268 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



][299. Membrane 10 — conL 

July 11. To John de Balliolo. Order to come to the king at Canterbury 

Canterbury, immediately upon sight of these letters to have conference {colloqumm) 
with the king upon certain affairs. 

To Ralph de Sandwyco, constable of the Tower of London. Order to 
bring (addiwatis) John de Balliolo to the king at Canterbury with one 
knight, as the king has ordered John to come to him as above, and to 
announce John's coming to the king when he shall approach Canterbury, 
so that the king may send out some men to meet him with whom he 
may more beseemingly {decencius) come. If John refuse to come to the 
king forthwith, Ralph shall nevertheless bring him. 

July 16. To the constable of Corf castle. Order to cause William de Anegos 

Canterbury, and Gilbert Macristi, Scotch yeoman, captured and imprisoned in that 

castle, to be delivered to the sheriff of Dorset, in order that they may be 

taken to York to be delivered to the sheriff of that place, so that they 

shall be there before St. Peter ad Vincula at the latest. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to receive the said William and Gilbert, 
and to cause them to be taken to York, there to be delivered to the sheriff, 
whom the king has ordered to receive them. 

To the constable of Kenlingworth. Like order to cause Reginald le 
Chen, a Scotch yeoman, imprisoned in that castle, to be delivered to the 
sheriff of Warwick to be taken to York. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff' of Warwick. 

To John Butteturte, constable of Gloucester castle. Like order to cause 
Henry de Seintclerk, a Scotch knight, imprisoned in that castle, to be 
delivered to the sheriff of Gloucester in order to be taken to York. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of Gloucester. 

July 16. To Ralph de Sandwico, constable of the Tower of London. Order to 

Canterbury, deliver John de Moubray, knight, a Scot, imprisoned in the Tower, to 
Robert le Conestable of Fleynburgh, as Robert has mainperned before the 
king, under pain of forfeiture of his lands and all his goods that he holds 
of the king and of other lords in the realm, to bring John safely to York, 
there to be delivered to the sheriff, as the king has enjoined upon him. 

To the constable of Rochester castle. Order to deliver John de Curry, 
knight, a Scot, imprisoned in that castle to the sheriff of Kent, in order 
to be taken to York and there delivered to the sheriff of that place. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of Kent. 

July 16. To the sheriff of York. Order to receive John de Moubray, knight, 

Canterbury, from Robert le Conestable of Fleynburgh, Henry de Seintcler, knight, 
from the sheriff of Gloucester, John de Curry, knight, from the sheriff 
of Kent, Reginald le Chen, yeoman, from the sheriff of Warwick, 
William de Anegos and Gilbert Maccristi, yeomen, from the sheriff of 
Dorset, and to keep them safely until II. archbishop of York, A. bishop 
of Durham, and W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, H. de Lacy, earl of 
Lincoln, Patrick de Dumbar, earl of March, Gilbert de Ujuframvill, earl 
of Anegos, John Wake, Henry de Percy, William le Latimer, Robert de 
Clyfford, Ralph son of William, and Simon Fresel shall otherwise ordain 
concerning their liberation and until the sheriff shall receive orders from 
them what ought to be done herein. 

July 16. To the collectors of the new custom at Sandwich. Whereas the king 

Canterbury. . lately granted tp his barons of the Cinque Ports all the goods and chattels 



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1299. 



July 17. 
Canterbury. 



July 17. 
Canterbury 



July 17. 
Canterbury. 



July 15. 
Canterbury, 



Membrane 10 — cont, 

of the Scots, his enemies and rebels, that they might acquire at sea from 
the Scots : the king orders the collectors to deliver to the barons to make 
their advantage thereof, in accordance with the ordinance lately made 
by the king and the common council of the realm concerning the sale 
of wool, hides and wool-fells, the wool, hides and other goods and chattels 
thus acquired by the barons and arrested by the collectors at Sandwich. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause to be replevied to Joan de 
Valencia, countess of Pembroke, until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next 
her liberty of Trumpeton, which was taken into the king's hands by order 
of John de Berewyk and his fellows, justices last in eyre in that county, 
for a default, so that there may then be done what the king shall cause 
to be ordained by his council. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
23 June last, granted to William de Fyenles all his lands in England, 
which had been taken into the king's hands by reason of the war between 
him and the king of France, to hold during the truce entered into between 
the two kings, and ordered the treasurer and barons to cause the lands to 
be delivered to William, with the goods therein up to the value of the 
goods found therein when the lands were taken into the king's hands, and 
it was and is the king's intention that William shall have all the issues 
and profits of the lands from the said day : the king orders them to 
permit William to receive and have the issues and profits of the lands 
from that day. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to caus^ Hugelin Reyner, 
of the society of merchants of Siena, to be delivered from prison without 
delay, and to cause him to have letters patent of pardon under the king's 
seal of Ireland, as the king, at the instance of Reginald, bishop of Vicenza 
(Vmcentini), the pope's envoy, has pardoned Hugelin the trespass that he is 
said to have committed in causing certain men of Ireland to be summoned 
outside the king's realm and power by the authority of papal letters, con- 
trary to the custom hitherto used in the king's realm and in his land of 
Ireland, and to the prejudice and injury of his royal dignity, on condition 
that Hugelin shall stand to right in the king's court if any one wish to 
speak against him concerning the said trespass, for which he is 
imprisoned. [Prynne, Records^ iii, p. 807.] 

To W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, the treasurer. Whereas the 
king has caused A. bishop of Durham, H. earl of Lincoln, and Henry de 
Percy to be sent to York, so that they shall be there on the feast of St. 
Peter ad Vincula, to ordain together with the treasurer and with the 
archbishop of York and with Patrick de Dumbar, earl of March, Gilbert 
de Umframvill, earl of Anegos, John Wak, Robert son of Roger, William 
le Latimer, Robert de Clyfford, Ralph son of William, and Simon Fresel, 
whom the king has ordered by his letters patents to be there present then 
in person, concerning the garrisons {miinicionibus) of the king's castles in 
Scotland and the keeping of the Marches of Scotland : the king orders the 
treasurer to proceed to ordain and execute the premises as shall be expedient 
with the archbishop and the others named above. The king has ordered 
the constables of his castles of Edenburgh, Rokesburgh, Jedeworth, Bere- 
wyk, and the keeper of the latter town to come to the treasurer at the said 
day and place as simply and privately as they can to hear and do what shall 
be enjoined upon them by the treasurer and the others on the king's behalf, 
leaving in the said castles and places good garrisons. The king wills that 



260 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1299. 



July 15. 
Canterbury. 



Membrane 10 — cont, 

the treasurer and the others shall look round and see in what places near 
to the Marches the king can most conveniently stay in the coming winter, 
if it happen that he shall then come to those parts. 

To Patrick de Dumbar, earl of March. Order to be present at the 
aforesaid day and place with the said archbishop and the others to ordain 
and execute the premises as shall be expedient. 

The like to Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Anegos, John Wak, William 
le Latimer, Robert de Clyfford, Ralph son of "William, Simon Fresel, and 
Robert son of Roger. 

To John de Kyngeston, constable of Edenburgh castle. Order to be 
present in person at the aforesaid day and place before the said archbishop 
and the others to hear and do what shall be enjoined upon him by them 
on the king's behalf, proceeding thither as simply and privately as 
possible, leaving good garrisons in the said castle and the other places 
committed to him. 



July 15. 
Canterbury. 



July 16. 
Canterbury 



July 20. 
Ospringe. 



July 20. 
Ospringe. 



July 18. 
Canterbury. 



MEMBRANE 9. 

The like to the following : 

Robert de Hasteng', constable of Rokesburgh castle. 
Richard de Hasteng', constable of Jedeworth castle. 
John Burdon, constable of Berwick castle. 
Philip de Vernail, keeper of the town of Berwick. 

To John Burdon, constable of the castle of Berwick-on-Tweed. Order 
to do concerning the release of Arthur de Dunone and William de 
Catekart, knights, and their two yeomen, Scots imprisoned in that castle, 
what Henry, archbishop of York, A. bishop of Durham, W. bishop of 
Coventry and Lichfield, the treasurer, H. earl of Lincoln, G. de 
Umframvill, earl of Anegos, Patrick de Dumbar, earl of March, John 
Wake, Henry de Percy, William le Latimer, Robert de Clyfford, Ralph 
son of William, and Simon Fresel shall ordain and cause to be intimated 
to him on the king's behalf. 

To Master Richard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. Order to 
cause dower to be assigned to Christiana, late the wife of Nicholas de 
Meynill, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry 
without the king's licence. 

To the bailiffs and men of Yarmouth. Whereas the king by reason of 
the contentions and disputes between the bailiffs and men, on the one 
part, and the men of the Cinque Ports, on the other, concerning which 
both parties submitted themselves to the king's award (dicto) and will, 
took into his hands the liberties that the man of the Cinque Ports had 
in that town before the disputes arose, and he has now, by the will and 
assent of the bailiffs and men, granted the liberties to the said men of the 
Cinque Ports, to hold in the same form as they held them before the 
disputes arose, until the king shall cause it to be otherwise ordained : the 
king orders the bailiffs and men to permit the men of the Cinque Ports 
to enjoy the liberties without hindrance in form aforesaid, saving any 
contentious matters that there may be in this behalf. 

To the keeper of the king's park of Gyldeford. Order to cause the 
Friars Preachers of Gyldeford to have in that park six leafless oak-stumps 
(robora) for fuel, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of Nicholas Malemayns. 



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July 21. 
Chilton. 



]^299 Memhra7ie 9 — cant, 

July 20. To Ralph de Sandwyco, constable of the Tower of London. As it is 

Ospringe. intimated to the king on behalf of the abbot of Lulleshull that a part of 
his land in the parish of St. Olave, London, near the Tower has been 
occupied from the time when the king caused the ditch of the Tower to be 
made until now by earth raised from the ditch and thrown upon the said 
land and it is now, as it is said, cleared (evacuata) thereof : the king orders 
the constable to permit the abbot to enter his said land when it has been 
cleared of the king's earth and to hold it as he held it before the occupa- 
tion aforesaid, saving the right of everyone. 

To Master Richard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. Order to 
cause Nicholas de Meynill, son and heir of Nicholas de Meynill, to have 
seisin of the lands whereof his father at his death was seised in his 
demesne as of fee, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Nicholas, the father, at his death held of the king the manor of 
Castel Levynton, and that Christiana, late his wife, was jointly enfeoffed 
thereof with him, to hold to them and to the heirs of Nicholas of the 
king by the service of finding a serjeant on horseback in the king's army 
for forty days at their cost, and that he held his other manors of the arch- 
bishopric of Canterbury, and the king has taken the homage of Nicholas 
the son for the said manor; saving the right of others and any relief 
that may be due to the king. 

To the same. Order to take from the aforesaid Christiana her fealty 
for the manor of Castel Levynton, and to deliver to her the manor, which 
he took into the king's hands by reason of Nicholas's death, as the king 
learns by inquisition that she was jointly enfeoffed thereof {as in 
preceding)* 

July 16. To Guy de la Marche, the king's cousin. Whereas it is contained in 

Canterbury, -fch^ truce [suffrance) between the king of France and the king that all 
things taken {to^iz les pris) from both parties shall be delivered by security 
{soient oitstages) by the award, knowledge, and will of two knights to be 
appointed for this purpose, and the king of France will not receive 
pledges or mainpernors in this matter except from those who are of his 
obedience and lordship, it behoves the king to request his friends who 
are of the power of the king of France to main pern or become pledges for 
those of England who are in the king of France's prison; the king 
therefore requests Guy, as his cousin and as one in whom he trusts, 
to mainpern or become pledge for those whom Geoffrey de Gienvill 
and David le Graunt, the king's clerk, or one of them, shall make known 
to him, and to secure {purchaser) all the friends that he can to mainpern 
or become pledges with him in the form and manner that Geoffrey and 
David, or one of them, shall require on the king's behalf. In regard to 
the surety that Guy and his friends shall enter into, the king sends to 
him letters obligatory [Cal, Patent Bolls, 27 Ed. I, p. 427] binding himself 
to make good {garcler) the damage to Guy and them as the matter shall 
require. He is desired to certify the king by his letters of what it shall 
please him to do in this matter. French, 
The like to the following : 

Sir Guy, vicomte de Tuart. 

Sir Geoffrey de Lozinan {sic). 

Sir William de Chamguy. 

Sir William Lercevesque. 

The lord of Parteneye. 

Sir Amaury de Craoun, the king's cousin. 



262 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1299. 



July 21. 
Chilton. 



July 23. 

Chilton. 



June 24. 
Lewes. 



July 30. 
Westminster, 



Membrane d-^cont. 

Sir Arthur, the eldest son of the duke of Britanny, the king's 

nephew. 
Sir John de Pynkeny, vidame of Amiens. 
Sir William de Fyenles. 
Sir William de la Plaunche. 
Sir Maurice de Beleville. 
Sir Amaury Bechet. 
Sir Guy de Bauzay* 
Sir Walter de Gienvill. 
Sir John de Gienvill. 
Sir John, lord of Harecurt. 
Sir Robert de Stotevill. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to deliver to William de Ros, the 
king's fiddler (vielatori), the chattels that Wyot le Keu stole from him 
and that were found upon Wyot with other goods and chattels on the day 
when [he was arrested] at Cambridge for the robbery and for other 
felonies charged upon him, whereof he was afterwards convicted before 
John de Berewyk and his fellows, justices then in eyre in that county, 
and for which he was hanged by consideration of the said court, which 
goods and chattels are appraised at 6 marks 12s. 8d., as the king has 
granted them to William. By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
the manor of Braunteston and three virgates of land in the same town, 
which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of Hugh 
de Braunteston, to Thomas de Cammvill, saving the king's right and the 
rights of others and saving to Margaret, late the wife of Hugh, her dower 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Hugh held the manor and land of Thomas by the service of a tenth of a 
knight's fee, and it does not appear by the inquisition that Hugh at his 
death held anything of the king in chief except the manor of Redenhale, 
CO. Norfolk, whereof Hugh and Margaret were jointly enfeoffed by 
Bartholomew de Yatyngden, Margaret's father, to hold to them and the 
heirs begotten on Margaret, or to her other heirs in case she had no issue 
by Hugh, of the king and his heirs by the service of two knights' fees. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to restore to the attorney of Guy 
Bertaldi and his fellows, merchants of the society of the Spini of Florence 
dwelling in London, the 200 marks of their money arrested at Boston in 
the hands of Bona Artimisi of Florence as forfeited to the king by reason 
of an ordinance lately made concerning common money current in the 
realm, as John de Langeton^ the chancellor, and William de Hamelton, 
the king's clerk, have mainperned before the king for the said merchants 
to pay the aforesaid 200 marks into the king's wardrobe at St. Peter ad 
Vincula next if it be found in the meantime by lawful inquisition to be 
made by the king or by other lawful means that the money was brought 
into England after the proclamation of the said ordinance, so that it 
ought to pertain to the king. 

[Ca7icelled,] 

It ivas afterwards found by an inquisition taken before John Bek[i7igham] 
and Lambert de Trykingliam that the said 200 marks were never brought into 
England by Guy or any member of the said society, as ajipears below, for which 
reason this letter loses its effect (viribus suis caret). 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the Friars Preachers of Oxford to have in the forest of Wychewode 
ten leafless oak-stumps {robora) for fuel, of the king's gift. By K. 



27 EDWAED I. 



26B 



1299. 

July 30. 

Westminster. 



July 30. 

Westminster. 



July 30. 

Westminster. 



July 30. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 1. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 1. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 8. 

Kempton 

(Kemjnton). 



Membrane 9 — cont^ 

To Hugh de Bussy, escheator in co. Chester. Order to cause Urian, 
son and heir of John de Sancto Petro, to have seisin of the lands that his 
father at his death held of the king in chief, as he has proved his age 
before the escheator and the king has taken his homage. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause the aforesaid Urian to have seisin of the lands that his father 
at his death held of the king in chief and of the lands that he held of 
John de Balliolo, which are in the king's hands because the lands that 
belonged to John de Balliolo are in the king's hands by his forfeiture, as 
Urian has proved his age before the aforesaid Hugh and the king has 
taken his homage for the lands that his father held of the king in chief 
and his fealty for the lands that his father held of John de Balliolo. 

The like to the sheriff of Huntingdon. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the Friars Minors of Oxford to have in the forest of Wychewode ten 
leafless oak-stumps irohora folia non portancia) for fuel, of the king's gift. 

ByK. 

To Master Richard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. Order to 
cause Alexander de Ribbeton, son and heir of Thomas de Ribbeton, to 
have seisin of the lands that his father at his death held of the king in 
chief, as he has proved his age before John de Lythegr[eynes], late 
escheator beyond Trent, and the king has taken his homage. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justices of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause Roger Lestraunge to have in the forest of Whichewode eight bucks, 
of the king's gift. By K. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Margaret, late the wife of John Gyffard of 
Brymmesfeld, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not 
marry without the king's licence. 

To Richard de Graveney, the king's chamberlain of Middelton. Order 
to cause Robert de Ride ware, envoy of Edward, the king's son, to have in 
the king's wood of Castaneis of Middelton four of the best chestnut trees 
near the king's highway (stratam) from Newenton to Sidingburn, to wit 
two on one side of the street and two on the other, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of Edmund de Wilton. 



Aug. 2. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 1. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 2. 
Westminster. 

Aug. 2. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 8. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of John de Bylendon, as the king learns by 
trustworthy testimony that he has no lands in the county to qualify him. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Walter le Butiller, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Maurice de Pythelesthorn, deceased. 

To the keepers of the port of Dover. Whereas the keepers have arrested 
by virtue of the king's ordinance against bringing false money into the 
realm 50s. from Friar Richard de Hibernia and 40s. from Friar John 
de Hibernia, of the Minorite order, of the aforesaid money, and the king, 



264 



CALENDAR 0¥ CLOSE ROLLS. 



1299. 



Aug. 2. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 2. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 2. 
Westminster, 



Aug. 2. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 8 — cont, 

out of reverence for God and for St. Francis, has granted the money to the 
said friars : he orders the keepers to release the money from arrest and 
to cause it to be restored to the brethren or their attorney. By K. 

To the keeper of the forest of Asshedon. Order to cause Otto de 
Grandi Sono to have in that forest six bucks, of the king's gift. By K. 

The hke to the bailiff of Tonebrigg for six bucks in the king's chace 
of Tonebrig. By K. 

To the sheriff' of Lincoln. Order to cause restitution to be made to Guy 
Bertaldi and his fellows, merchants of the society of the Spini, of the 
200 marks of Pollards and other such moneys that were lately arrested in 
their hands at Boston by the sheriff, as forfeited to the king by reason of 
the king's ordinance against the bringing of such money into the realm, 
as if the money had been brought into the realm after the publication of 
the ordinance, as it appears to the king by an inqusition taken by John 
Bek[ingham] and Lambert de Trikingham that the said money was never 
brought into England by Guy or any of the society, but was deposited by 
the abbot of Bruern (Bruera) in March last, by reason of an agreement 
between him and the merchants, in the custody of Master Giffred de 
Vezano, until it should be decided by arbitration whether the money ought 
to remain to the abbot or the merchants, and that it was at length 
delivered to the merchants by the arbitration, for which reason it cannot 
be forfeited to the king under pretext of the said ordinance. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Hugh 
de Nevill, son and heir of John de Nevill, tenant in chief, to be acquitted 
of 60s. exacted from him for [scutage for] the king's army of Wales in 
the tenth year of his reign, as he was a minor in the king's wardship 
when the king was in Wales in his army in that year, as appears to the 
king by inspection of the rolls of chancery. It is provided that the scutage 
shall be levied for the king's use from the knights' fees that were held of 
John in that year. 

To the same. Order to cause the said Hugh to be acquitted of the 
scutage exacted from him for one and a half knights' fees for the king's 
army of Wales in the fifth year of the reign, as John, his father, had his 
service with the king in that army for one and a half knights' fees, which 
he then acknowledged to the king, as appears to the king by the inspection 
of his rolls of the Marshalsea. 

To the bailiffs of Bristol. Whereas the king lately, because they 
arrested a certain sum of money belonging to Arnald the smith, a 
merchant of Gascony, who was passing through that town with the money, 
ordered them to certify him of the cause of the arrest, and they have 
signified to him that they understood that Arnald had come with 
that money from parts beyond sea to that town, for which reason 
they caused it to be examined, in accordance with the form of the 
king's late ordinance that no one should bring any false money into 
the realm from parts beyond sea, and to be arrested because 22Z. in 
pollards were found therein, but that they afterwards ascertained that 
Arnald had received the money at Haverf ord for his wines there sold, and 
that he crossed to Bristol with the money by water, in order to set out 
thence to London to make his advantage thereof, of which they were not 
aware at the time of the arrest of the money, as the king learns by the 
return of his writ sent to him in this matter : the king orders them to 
cause the money to be released from arrest and restored to Arnald to make 
his advantage thereof, according to the form of the aforesaid ordinance. 



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1299. 



Aug. 18. 
Chertsev. 



Aug. 18. 
Chsrtsey. 

Aug. 16. 
Kempton. 



Aug. 16. 
Kempton. 



Aug. 16. 
Kempton. 



Aug. 23. 
Guildford 



Aug. 15. 
Kempton. 

Aug. 18. 
Chertsey. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

To Master Richard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. Order to 
cause dower to be assigned to Eleanor, late the wife of William de 
Haulton, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry 
without the king's licence. 

To the keepers of the passage of the port of Dover. Order to permit 
Brother Henry de Radelegh, monk of Hayles, to cross from that port with 
two grooms, two horses, and their harness (herncsio), provided that he do 
not carry with him any sterlings or anything else contrary to the form of 
the ordinance lately made by the king and the common council of the 
realm, as Henry is going to parts beyond sea for the affairs of Edmund, 
earl of Cornwall. [P.s. 1952.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Richard de Waxand, deceased. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to Roger la Zousche a carucate of land in Braunteston, which the 
escheator has taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of Hugh 
de Braunteston, saving the king's right and the rights of others, and 
saving to Margaret, late the wife of Hugh, her dower, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh held the said land of 
Roger by the service of 12s. id. yearly, and it does not appear by the 
inquisition that Hugh at his death held anything of the king in chief 
except the manor of Rendenhale (sic), co. Norfolk, whereof he and 
Margaret, his wife, were enfeoffed by Bartholomew de Yatyngdene, 
Margaret's father, to hold to them and the heirs begotten upon Margaret, 
or to her other heirs in case she had no issue by Hugh, of the king and 
his heirs by the service of two knights' fees. 

Nicholas son of Henry del Bigginge and Thomas de Hopton, imprisoned 
at York for the death of Thomas Beaufrere, wherewith they are charged, 
have letters to deliver them in bail until the first assize. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. As the king learns by trustworthy 
testimony that Robert Angot, who married Eleanor de Scalariis, is a 
lunatic and so unsound, of mind that he is insufficient for the government 
of his lands and goods, but that he wastes and consumes them, to the 
disinheritance of Eleanor and of her heirs ; the king orders the sheriff to 
cause Robert to be arrested and delivered to Stephen Angot, his father, 
for safe custody until he recover. It is provided that Robert shall have 
his maintenance from the said lands by Eleanor's hands for so long as he 
shall stay with his father. 

By K. on the information of William de Blyburgh. 

The like to the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. 

To the keepers of the passage at Dover. Order to permit Maud, wife 
of Henry de Lancastria, the king's nephew, to cross from that port with 
her household, horses, equipments and things that she shall avow, 
without being searched, as she is setting out to parts beyond sea by the 
king's licence. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William le Horsmonger, deceased. 

To the keeper of the forest of Aysshedpne. Order to cause William de 
Leybourne to have in that forest four bucks and two harts, of the king's 
gift. By p.s. [1951.] 



266 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1299. Membrane 8 — cont. 

Aug. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Kempton. letters of the men of Bourg and Blaye {Blavia) sealed with the seal of 
Nicholas Baret, deceased, to be enrolled in the rolls of the exchequer in 
the same manner as the letters of other Gascons, as the king has granted 
to them that their letters shall be thus enrolled although no seal of the 
captain (capitanei) is affixed to them. 

Aug, 18. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to cause Arnald 

Chertsey. Melerath of Biern, merchant, to be released from prison in that town, as 
the king, at the instance of John de Britannia, has pardoned him the 
trespass committed by him in bringing into the realm 20L 5s. Od, of bad 
money, contrary to the form of the ordinance lately made by the king, for 
which trespass the mayor and bailiffs arrested and imprisoned him. It is 
provided that the money shall remain forfeited to the king. 

Aug. 20. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 

Woking. Ijq Elizabeth, late the wife of Philip Paynel, tenant in chief, the following 
of the lands that belonged to Philip, which the king has assigned to her 
in dower : a messuage, two carucates and two virgates of land in Pyriton, 
Cheleworth, Brokenburgh, and Colcote, co. Wilts, with the rents and 
services of free tenants, customary tenants and cotters there and with 
their boon works [operihus), which are extended at 13^. 65. 4ic?. yearly ; 
the manor of Eamesham, co. Dorset, which, with a several pasture in the 
park there and the underwood of the park and other appurtenances, is 
extended at lOZ. Is, S\d, yearly ; a moiety of the manor of Combe Kaynes, 
in the same county, which moiety is extended at i.L lis. ll^d, yearly. It 
is provided that she shall render to the king yearly by the hands of the 
escheator 45s. M, yearly during the minority of Philip's heir, being the 
excess of her dower. 



MEMBBANE 7. 

Aug. 21 To the sheriff of Lincoln. Whereas the king learns from the sheriff 

Guildford, that John Peryn of Ghent brought a certain sum of pollards and 
crockards to the city of Lincoln before the proclamation of the king's 
ordinance against the bringing of such money into the realm, and 
that he expended part of the money in buying wool and that he committed 
92L IBs. Od.y the remainder of the said sum, to the custody of the Friars 
Minors of that city before the proclamation aforesaid, and that the wool 
thus bought and the remainder of the money were arrested by the sheriff 
because John concealed the money when he was spoken to by the sheriff 
and the king's ministers appointed to keep the passage of the water there, 
and for no other reason ; the king orders the sheriff to cause the wool and 
money to be restored to John to make his advantage thereof, in accordance 
with the form of the ordinance aforesaid, and not to aggrieve or molest 
him for this act in any way. By C. 

Aug. 21 To the bailiffs and collectors of the custom of wool in the fair at 

Guildford Boston. Order to cause proclamation to be made in all places in the fair 
prohibiting any one, under pain of grievous forfeiture and loss of all their 
goods within the realm, from taking any wool out of the realm to parts 
beyond sea, as the king wills that wool shall not be taken out of the realm 
to parts beyond sea until he shall otherwise ordain. 

The like to the bailiffs and collectors in the following ports : 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. London. 

Kingston-on-IlulL Sandwich. 

Lynn. Wynchelese, 

Yarmouth. Southampton, 

Ipswich. Bristol. 



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1299. Membrane 7 — cont. 

Aug. 18. To the sheriff of Salop. The king learns by the information of R. 

Chertsey. bishop of Hereford that whereas John le Berner, a clerk of his diocese, 
fled for sanctuary to the church of the Austin Friars near Ludelowe for a 
trespass committed by him against the king's peace, certain men of the 
town of Ludelowe pursued him and withdrew him by force and arms from 
the church, and bound him with chains, and sent him thus bound to the 
prison of Shrewsbury castle by the coroner of the county, and that he is 
detained for this and for no other reason in that prison, to the injury of 
the liberty of the church, for which reason the bishop has besought the 
king to provide a remedy : the king orders the sheriff, if he ascertain that 
it is as stated, to cause the clerk to be delivered from the aforesaid prison 
and to be taken back under safe escort to the said church, and to be 
replaced in the same condition as he was in at the time when he was 
withdrawn thence. 

Aug. 20. To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 

Woking. to Geoffrey le Mareschal a carucate of land in Braunteston, which he has 
taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of Hugh de Braunteston, 
saving the right of the king and of others and saving to Margaret, late 
the wife of Hugh, her dower thereof, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Hugh held the said land of Geoffrey by the 
service of 22d. rent yearly, and it does not appear to the king by the 
inquisition that he held anything of him in chief at his death, except the 
manor of Redenhale, co. Norfolk, whereof he and Margaret were jointly 
enfeoffed by Bartholomew de Yatingden, her father, to hold to them and 
the heirs begotten on Margaret, or to her other heirs in case she had no 
issue by Hugh, of the king by the service of two knights' fees. 

The like in favour of Amicia de Chaddesden for 2| vir gates of land in 
Braunteston, which Hugh held of her. 

Aug. 23. To the same. Whereas the king lately ordered him to certify him of 

Guildford, the manner and cause of the taking into the king's hands of the^ lands of 
Richard son of William de Carsewell in Tyffeld, and the escheator has 
returned that he took the lands that had belonged to William in Tyffeld 
into the king's hands because the master of St. John's Hospital, 
Northampton, acquired 2cL yearly of rent issuing from the said lands after 
the publication of the statute of mortmain, without the king's licence, 
by reason whereof the master appropriated to himself the custody of the 
lands aforesaid by reason of the minority of the said Richard ; and 
Atheliva de Tyffeld has come to the king and asserted that she was 
William's wife, and has demanded her dower from the said lands to be 
rendered to her by the king : the king orders the escheator, if he ascer- 
tain that Atheliva was the wife of William and that she ought to have 
dower of the lands that belonged to him, according to the law and custom 
of the realm, to cause a third of the lands to be delivered to her for her 
maintenance until the king shall cause dower to be assigned to her from 
the lands. 

Aug. 18. To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to permit burgesses and 

Chertsey. merchants of Bristol, of whom he shall be ascertained under the common 
seal or under the seal of the constable of the castle that they are coming 
to Ireland with the money commonly called ' pollard ' and * crokard ' for 
the purpose of trading there, to trade with the said money and make 
their advantage thereof until otherwise ordered, as it was not and is not 
the king's intention, although he lately ordained by his council that no 
one should bring such money into his realm or power, that such money 
should not be current both in his realm and in his land of Ireland until 
he should revoke it or should otherwise ordain. 



268 



CALENDAE OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



1299. 

Aug. 24. 
Waverley. 



Aug. 25. 
Waverley. 



Sept. 1. 
Midhurst. 



Sept. 7. 
Bexhill 
(Bexle). 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

To the keeper of the Isle of Wight. Order to cause Arnald de Mauryn 
to have a hundred quarters of wheat, in part payment of the debt due to 
him from the king. By J. de Drokenesford. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to release from arrest and to restore 
to John le Oysillur, merchant, 26Z. Is, dd. in pollards, and to permit him 
to make his advantage thereof, as it appears clearly to the king by the 
sheriff's return in chancery that John landed within the realm at Yarmouth 
with the said money before the making of the king's ordinance that no 
one should bring false money into the realm, and that he sent the money to 
Blakeneyeon 14 May last to trade there with it, which money was arrested 
by the ministers appointed by the sheriff to keep the said ordinance at 
Blakeneye. 

To the guardians of the archbishopric of York, the see being void. 
Whereas the king granted to Edmund, earl of Cornwall, for a sum of 
2,000 marks that he lent to the king by the hands of John de Drokenesford, 
keeper of the wardrobe, for the expedition of certain of the king's arduous 
affairs, the guardianship of the archbishopric or bishopric first falling 
void in the realm, to hold until he should have levied from the issues 
thereof the total of the money aforesaid, as is contained in the king's 
letters patent to the earl, and the earl has requested the king to cause the 
said sum to be paid to him by the hands of the guardians : the king 
orders them to pay to the earl or his attorney money from the issues 
aforesaid in full satisfaction of the said sum. 

To the keeper of the king's manor and park of Guldeford. Order to 
take in that park thirty oaks and to cause them to be used in repairing the 
paling of the park by the view and testimony of the viewer of the king's 
works there. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To Geoffrey Kussel and Lambert de Trikingham, guardians of the 
archbishopric of York, the see being void. Order not to intermeddle in 
any way with the custody of the manor of Thorp St. Andrew near York 
during the voidance of the see, if they have taken it into the king's hands 
by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric, and to restore anything 
that they have received from the issues thereof to the chapter of 
St. Peter's, York, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de 
Lythegraynes, late guardian of the archbishopric, that Walter de Grey, 
sometime archbishop of York, acquired the manor to him and his 
heirs or assigns for ever from divers feoffors, and that he afterwards 
by an ordinance made between him and the dean and chapter of the 
said church granted the manor to the dean and chapter under this form, 
to wit that they should pay yearly for so long as they held the manor 
20 marks to the treasurer of the said church, in order to make the 
archbishop's obit once a year in the church on the day of his death and 
for the maintenance of a chaplain in the chapel within the said manor to 
celebrate for the soul of J[ohn], sometime king of England, and for the 
soul of the said archbishop and of all the faithful dead for ever, with 
provisions that the dean and chapter should demise the manor after the 
archbishop's death to each of his successors for their lives only for the ferm 
aforesaid, and that upon each voidance of the archbishopric the manor 
should revert to the dean and chapter and should be in their seisin during 
the voidance of the see for the aforesaid ferm, and it appears by the 
inquisition that the late king confirmed this grant by his charter, and that 
from the time of the grant the dean and chapter have always been in 
seisin of the manor. 



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2299 Mmnhrane 7 — cont. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Kenewaldestowe, co. Nottingham, annexed to the archbishopric of York, 
which they have taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of 
Henry, the late archbishop, as it was not found by a search lately made 
by the king's order of the rolls of the exchequer of the accounts there 
rendered from the issues of the archbishopric, then void and in the king's 
hands, for other times of voidance of the see that answer was made for 
the church or for any issues thereof, as the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer signified to the king. 

Sept. 13. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Canterbury, to be elected in place of Thomas de Meynil, as the king learns upon 
trustworthy authority that he is insufficiently qualified. 

Sept. 12. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Canterbury, to be elected in place of Nicholas de Gamage, who is incapacitated by age 
and infirmity. 

Sept. 11. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
Canterbury, be elected in place of Hugh de Bukeham, who is incapacitated by infirmity. 

Sept. 13. To the bailiffs of the manor of Ospreng. Order to cause the master of 

Canterbury St. Mary's Hospital, Ospringg, to have in the wood of Asshele in that 

manor eight oaks fit for timber in order to make a chapel and divers other 

works in the hospital, which the king has enjoined upon him. By K. 

Sept. 10. To John le Faukener and the collectors of the king's custom at 
Canterbury. Southampton. Whereas the king has appointed them to enquire or to 
receive proofs and reasonable evidences whether wool, wool-fells, hides, 
lead and tin taken to that port have been sold or demised contrary to the 
form of the ordinance issued by the king and his council, and to arrest 
such merchandise as they shall find to have been sold or demised contrary 
to the form of the ordinance, and to release from arrest and to restore 
such as they shall find to have been bought or demised without fraud of 
the said ordinance, as contained in the kings letters patent to them : the 
king orders them to cause thirty sacks of wool and forty-five wool-fells, 
which Peter Rome, merchant of Perpignan (Ber;pynan), lately caused to be 
brought to that port in order to be taken across the sea, and which John 
and the collectors unjustly caused to be arrested, as the king learns from 
Peter's complaint, to be released from arrest and restored to Peter, if they 
find that they have been sold and demised without fraud of the ordinance. 
The hke in favour of Arnald Bon and Richard de Salvaterra, merchants 
of Florence of the society of the Bardi, for twenty-four sacks and two 
* pakkes ' of wool arrested at Boston. 



Membrane 6. 

Sept. 15. To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to cause to be replevied 

Canterbury ^o Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, his land of 

Catherlagh in Ireland, which was lately taken into the king's hands for 

certain reasons, until Easter next, and to certify the king in the meantime 

of the cause of its being taken into his hands. 

Sept. 15. Walter Corteys, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of John le Jouvene 
Canterbury, of Bradeford, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Devon 
to bail him. 



270 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1299. 
Sept. 16. 
Canterbury. 



Sept. 17. 
Canterbury. 



Sept. 14. 
Canterbury, 



Sept. 18. 
Canterbury. 



Sept. 16. 
Canterbury. 



Sept. 15. 
Canterbury. 



Sept. 16. 
Canterbury. 



Membrane 6 — eont. 

To Master Kichard de Havering, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause Eoger de Tany, son and heir of Eichard de Tany, tenant in chief, 
to have seisin of the lands that his father held of the king, as he has 
proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken his homage. 

To the king's bailiffs of the manor of Noke. Order to cause the 
master of the ^^Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England to have in 
the king's wood of Assheley in that manor eight oak-trees fit for timber 
for the construction of a chapel and divers other works in the same 
hospital, which the king has enjoined upon him. By K. 

To Eeginald de Grey, justice of Chester. . Order to cause the abbot and 
convent of Vale Eoyal to have a tun of wine from the king's right prise 
in the city of Chester for the twenty-sixth year of the king's reign and 
another tun for the twenty-seventh year, as the king granted to them by 
his letters patent a tun of wine yearly from the said prise, to be received 
by the hands of the justice, for the celebration of divine service in the 
monastery, and two tuns are in arrears for the said years, as they say. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle in any way with the manor of Brenteles and with the lands 
of Cantresseli that John Gyffard held at his death of Humphrey de Boun, 
earl of Hereford and Essex, within the earl's liberty of Brekenok, if the 
escheator have taken them into the king's hands solely by reason of 
John's death, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
the earl ought to have first seisin of the manor and lands, and that his 
ancestors, earls of Hereford and Essex, have been wont to have seisin of 
the manor and lands by reason of their lordship or liberty aforesaid after 
the death of John's ancestors, so that the king's escheators or other 
ministers were not wont at any time in the past to enter the manor or 
lands after the death of any of the tenants, even though they held of the 
king elsewhere in chief. 

To Nicholas Fermbaud, constable of Bristol castle. Order to cause 
954Z. of pollards, which John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, arrested in 
Ireland in the hands of certain merchants of Bruges by reason of the 
king's ordinance against the bringing of bad money into the realm, which 
money the justiciary afterwards sent to England and which is now in the 
custody of Nicholas, to be restored to the said merchants or to their 
attorney, so that they may make their advantage thereof according to the 
form of the ordinance and as they shall see fit. 

The like in favour of the said merchants to John de Sandal, keeper of 
the king's exchange at London, for the said sum. 

Eichard son of Alexander Here, imprisoned at Whyteby for the death 
of Eichard Penok, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
York to bail him. 

To John de Haveryng, justice of North Wales. As the king replevied 
to Eichard son of Alan, earl of Arundel, his town and land of Oswestry 
{de Alho Monasterio), which the justice has taken into the king's hands for 
certain causes, and also Thomas de Wynesbury, the earl's bailiff there, 
whom the justice has arrested for certain causes, to be replevied until the 

* This would seem to be a mistake for the master of St. Mary's Hospital, Ospringe, 
as the grant is the same as that referred to in the order to the bailiffs of the manor of 
Ospringe, on 13 September (f. 269, above). This and the preceding entry have been 
inted over. 



27 EDWARD I. 



271 



1299, 



Sept. 17. 
Canterbury 



Sept. 15. 
Canterbury. 



Sept. 17. 
Canterbury 



Sept. 13. 
Canterbury. 



Sept. 16. 
Canterbury. 



Membrane 6 — cont, 

next parliament, on condition that the earl and Thomas shall be before 
the king then, to do and receive what the court shall consider in this 
behalf ; the king orders the justice to deliver the town and land and the 
bailiff to the earl in form aforesaid, releasing any distraint that he may 
have levied upon the earl for this reason, and to be present in person at 
the parliament to certify the king more fully as to the premises. By K. 

To Eobert de Clyfford, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
permit Geoffrey Russel and Lambert de Trikingham to have the custody 
of the woods of the archbishopric of York, which he has taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the death of Henry, the late archbishop, as the 
king has committed to Geoffrey and Lambert the archbishopric, to be 
kept by them during his pleasure. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Whereas 
the king granted to Gervase de Holeweye, for his good service, the baili- 
wick of the forest of Briggestok and Geydyngton for life, and he is staying 
with the king in his household by his special order, so that he cannot 
intend the bailiwick in person at this time : the king orders Hugh to 
admit until otherwise ordered some suitable person whom Gervase shall 
appoint under him to keep the bailiwick in Gervase' s name. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to desist 
from exacting from the master and brethren of the house of St. Mark at 
Billeswyk near Bristol the issues of the house during the last voidance, 
and to restore to them in full anything that he may have received from 
the issues, as the king understands that the escheator is exacting from 
them the issues aforesaid, although the king lately ordered him not to 
intermeddle with the house, which he had taken into the king's hands by 
reason of the manor of Wynterburne Gunnore {as at p. 243 above). 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Whereas it appears by the letters of M. 
bishop of Porto, cardinal of the Roman church and the pope's peniten- 
tiary, and by the letters of the prior general of the Carmelite Friars that 
Thomas de Bavent, chaplain, a late friar of that order who was arrested 
at the request of the prior provincial of the order in England as a 
vagabond running up and down, and who was imprisoned at Norwich, 
is absolved from the bond of the order, which is confirmed by the letters 
testificatory of the bishop of Norwich ; the king orders the sheriff to cause 
Thomas to be delivered from the said prison, if he be imprisoned solely for 
this reason. 

To John de Cobeham and William de Carleton. Order to continue 
until the Purification the mainprise that they have taken for a certain 
time, by the order of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, the treasurer, 
from Coppus Josep, Taldus Janiani and Coppus Cotenne, of the society 
of the Friscombaldi, Bernard Manfredi and Bettus Juncte, of the society 
of the Black Circles, Dardanus Concilii, of the society of the White 
Circles, Riccus Salvatore, of the society of the Bardi, Philip Borgi, of the 
society of the Mori, Reyner Belizoni, of the society of the Pulci, James 
Brabanzoni, of the society of Siena, and James Francisci, of the society 
of the Amanati, merchants dwelling in London, who are indicted for 
pollards and crockards and other like money brought by them into the 
realm, contrary to the king's inhibition, so that all and singular the 
societies aforesaid shall mainpern for each society, as the king wishes to 
show the merchants favour so that they may more conveniently and 
freely exercise their merchandise in the meantime. By K. 

This writ was enrolled by a transcript delivered by the hands of 
J, de Merton. 



272 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1299. 

Sept. 11. 
Canterbury. 



Sept. 17. 
Canterbury. 



Sept. 18. 
Canterbury. 



Sept. 22. 
Leeds. 



Sept. 21. 
Leeds. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

To the same. Whereas the king has appointed them to make inquisi- 
tion by the oath of merchants and others of the city of London what men 
of the city and others dwelling therein have exchanged sterlings, gold and 
silver vessels [and] jewels that they send secretly or openly to parts 
beyond sea for pollards, crockards, and other like money, and have brought 
such bad money into England and have exchanged it again within the 
city, as contained in the king's letters patent [CaL Patent Molls, 27 Ed. I, 
p. 435] made to John and William, and many citizens and others of the 
city have been indicted before them for the premises and imprisoned by 
them: the king, wishing to show favour to the said citizens and men in 
order that they may more freely and conveniently ply their merchandise 
at this time, orders John and William to cause the said citizens and men 
to be replevied until the king shall otherwise ordain. 

By K. on the information of the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver the manors of Grymmeston and Wellawe and the hamlet of 
Beysthorp with the soke of Grymmeston and its members, in co, 
Nottingham, to Margery, late the wife of Jordan Folyot, and the 
issues received thence since he took them into the king's hands by reason 
of the death of Jordan, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Jordan and Margery were jointly enfeoffed of the manors 
of Norton and Fenewyk, co. York, by Richard Folyot, to hold of Henry 
de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, by the service of three knights' fees, and of the 
manors of Grymmeston and Wellawe and the hamlet of Beysthorp with 
the soke of Grymmeston and its members by the said Richard for the 
term of Margery's life, to hold of the said earl and of Margaret, countess 
of Lincoln, his consort, by the service of one knight's fee, and that 
Jordan and Margery were jointly seised of the said manors, hamlet and 
soke with its members on the day of Jordan's death. 

To Walter de la Haye, escheator in Ireland. Order to cause Gilbert de 
Clare, son and heir of Thomas de Clare, tenant in chief, to have seisin of 
the lands that his father held at his death of the king, as the king has 
taken Gilbert's homage, although he is not of full age. 

The like to Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Like 
order to cause Gilbert to have seisin. of the bailiwick of the king's forest 
of Essex, whereof his father was seised. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Thomas de Lodelowe and Joan, his wife, youngest daughter and one of 
the heirs of Philip Marmioun, to have seisin of the purparty falling to her 
of the lands that her father at his death held of the king in chief, which 
the king retained in his hands during her minority, as he has taken 
Thomas's fealty for their purparty. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause John de Havering, who is 
staying in the king's service in Wales, to have respite until Easter for all 
debts due from him to the king, as the king has granted him this respite. 

ByK. 



Sept. 22. 
Leeds. 



MEMBRANE 5. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause Thomas de Boyvill of 
Crawenho to have seisin of a rent of 20s. yearly from a messuage and a 
virgate of land in Akethorp and Slauston, as the king learns by inquisition 



27 EDWAED 1. 



273 



1299. 



Sept. 22. 
Leeds. 



Sept. 22. 
Leeds. 



Sept. 24. 
Leeds. 



Sept. 23. 
Leeds. 



Sept. 23. 



Sept. 23. 
Leeds. 



Sept. 23. 
Leeds. 



Membrane 5 — cont, 

taken by the sheriff that John Alberd, ^vho abjured the realm for felony, 
demised the messuage and land before the commission of the felony to 
Avice Alber, his mother, for her life for the aforesaid rent, and that the 
rent has been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that John held 
the tenement whence the rent issues of the said Thomas, and that Avice 
now holds the tenement and has had the king's year and day thereof, for 
which she ought to answer to the king. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Thomas de Ludelawe and Joan, his wife, the youngest daughter and 
co-heir of Philip Marmioun, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the purparty 
falling to her of the lands that Philip held of the king, which purparty 
the king retained in his hands by reason of her minority, as she has 
proved her age before the escheator and the king has taken the fealty of 
Thomas for the lands. 

To John de Cobeham and William de Carleton. The king, wishing to 
show favour to Philip Gerardini, merchant of the society of the Spini of 
Florence, dwelling in London, who is indicted before John and William 
for bringing pollards and crockards and the like money into the realm 
contrary to the king's proclamation, orders them to cause him to be re- 
leased from prison upon his finding mainprise, to wit that all and singular 
the societies dwelling in London indicted before John and William of the 
premises shall mainpern for Philip until the Purification next, as other 
societies have done in this behalf. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
of Shyrewode to be elected in place of Robert de Jorz, who cannot attend 
to the duties of the office as he has been lately elected coroner of that 
county. 

To Robert de Clyfford, constable of Notingham castle. Order to 
deliver Michael de Miggil, who was lately captured in the battle at Dum- 
bar and is imprisoned in Notingham castle, to James de Lyndeseye by 
indenture, as the king has granted Michael to James to ransom at his 
pleasure, in aid of the ransom that he himself made with the Scots for his 
release from the prison at Bothevill wherein he was detained by them 
after his capture in Scotland when in the king's service. By K. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Edmund, son and 
heir of Edmund de Kemesek, to be acquitted of the scutage that they 
exact from him for two knights' fees in the king's army of Wales in the 
tenth year of his reign, as Edmund, his father, made fine with the king 
in that army for the service of two knights' fees, which he then 
acknowledged to the king, as appears to the king by inspection of the 
rolls of his Marshalsea for that army. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Notification that the king, at the 
instance of John de Sancto Johanne, has pardoned Richard de Burghunt, 
late sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, 50 marks of the debt due from him 
to the king after he had rendered his account at the exchequer, and that 
he has granted that he may pay the remainder at the rate of 100s. 
yearly, and order to cause him to be acquitted of the 50 marks and to 
cause him to have these terms, and to cause this to be so done and 
enrolled. By K. on the information of John de Berewico. 

William son of Hugh de Wiveldon near Hertlebur[y], imprisoned for 
the death of Michael Baboy, whereof he is appealed, has letters to bail 
him until the next assize addressed to the sheriff of Worcester. 



4361 



274 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



-inQQ Membrane 5 — cont, 

Sept. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Leeds. Erlee to have respite until the morrow of St. Hilary next for all debts due 
to the king at the exchequer for the debts of his ancestors, as the king 
has granted him this respite. 

By K. on the information of J. de Bensted. 

Sept. 21. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause John de Gamhou, 
Leeds. who is staying by the king's order in his service in the town of Berwick, 
to have respite during the king's will for all debts due to the exchequer. 
By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesford. 

Sept. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Henry 

Leeds. de Lancastr[ia], the king's nephew, and Maud, his wife, to have respite 

until the morrow of St. Hilary next for the relief of Patrick de Cadurcis, 

father of Maud, of whom she is the heir, as the king has granted them 

this respite. By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

Sept. 26. To the same. Order to cause Ralph de Staneford, king's chaplain, one 
Leeds. of the executors of the will of Nicholas, late bishop of Winchester, and 
Master Hugh Tripacy, his co-executor, to have respite until the morrow of 
Martinmas next for 23L 17s. Id, due from the deceased to the exchequer, 
as the king, wishing to show favour to Ralph, who is staying continuously 
with him, and to Hugh, has granted them this respite. By K. 

Sept. 25. To the same. As the king has granted to John de Britannia, his 
Leeds. nephew, all the king's goods and chattels in the manors and lands that 
belonged to John de Balliolo in England that are in the king's hands and 
not in the hands of his fermors of the manors and lands, and he wills that 
the said fermors shall henceforth answer to John or his attorney for their 
ferms at the same fcerms as they were wont to answer for them to the 
king at the exchequer, with provision that as much shall be deducted from 
the 1,000^. yearly granted by the king to the said John by his letters 
patent [Cal, Patent Bolls, 27 Edward I, p. 429] from the exchequer for 
the maintenance of himself and his household as the said fermors ought 
to pay to the king at the exchequer for their ferms aforesaid if the manors 
and lands aforesaid were in the king's hands ; the king orders the 
treasurer and barons to cause John to have all the goods and chattels 
aforesaid and to cause the said fermors to answer to John or his attorney 
in form aforesaid. By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

Sept. 26. To Walter de Glouc[estria],escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
Leeds. to John de Barr or to his attorney all the king's corn gathered by the 
escheator in the lands of the manor of Whytewyk, co. Leicester, which 
manor belonged to John Comyn, earl of Boghan, the king's enemy and 
rebel, and which is in the king's hands by reason of the earl's forfeiture, 
from 18 August last, as the king on that day committed the manor to the 
said John de Barr until the latter's lands in the realm of Prance, which 
were seised into the hands of the king of Prance by reason of the late war 
between the king and the king of France, should be restored to him or 
until the king should otherwise ordain concerning him [CaL Patent Rolls, 
27 Edward I, p. 431], and the king has granted to him all the said corn. 
By K. on the information of the count of Savoy. 

Sept. 80. To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to cause the abbot and 

Chatham, convent of St. Werburgh, Chester, to have 40s. for Michaelmas term last, 

in accordance with the king's grant to them of 6 marks yearly from the 

exchequer of Chester, to be received 40s. at Easter and 40s. at Michaelmas 



27 EDWARD I. 



275 



1299. 



Membrane 5 — cont^ 



yearly, in recompence for the tithes of the demesnes of his manor of 
Frodesham, which tithes the abbot and convent had of the gift of the 
former earls of Chester and which are estimated at 6 marks yearly, and 
which they released, out of charity and reverence for the king, to the 
abbot and convent of Vale Eoyal, who have the church of Frodesham to 
their own uses. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
abbess of Wylton to be acquitted of 40 marks that they exact from her 
for the service of one knight's fee for the king's army of Wales in the 
fifth year of his reign, as the abbess paid this sum into the wardrobe to 
Master Thomas Beck, late keeper thereof, on Sunday after SS. Peter and 
Paul in the said year, by which sum she made fine with the king for the 
service of one knight's fee, which she then acknowledged to the king for 
his said army, as appears by the inspection of his letters patent then made 
to the abbess. 

To Eeginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to pay to the prioress 
and nuns of St. Mary's, Chester, 10s. for Michaelmas term last, as the 
king granted to them 10s. yearly to be received by the hands of his fermors 
of the town of Middlewich [de Medio Wyco) from their ferm at 
Michaelmas, in recompence for four acres of land near Godesbache that 
the king had granted to them and that they had afterwards surrendered 
into his hands, as contained in his letters patent [Cal. Patent Rolls, 
11 Edward I, p. 75.] 

To the same. Order to cause the prioress and nuns of Chester to have 
105s. 2d. from the rent of the said town of Middlewich for the twenty- 
seventh year of the reign, as the king, in recompence for 105s. 2c/. that 
they were wont to receive from certain lands that belonged to Henry de 
Brade and certain of his neighbours in Bradeford, Littleovre, Sutton and 
Merton, by reason of certain tithes issuing from those lands, which lands 
the king gave to the abbot and convent of Vale Koyal, granted to the 
prioress and nuns this sum yearly from the rent of Middlewich until he 
should provide them with rent to that amount or its value for ever, as 
contained in his letters patent. 

Oct. 18. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to permit 

Westminster, the executors of the will of John Giffard to make advantage of the 

prisoners that he took in his lifetime and placed for custody in his castle 

of Bromefeld, for the deceased as shall seem best to them. By K. 



-. j.Qj^ Membrane 5 — Schedule, 

Nov. 26. To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put Master John de Lacy in 

Newcastle-on- default because he did not appear before them on Monday three weeks 

Tyne. f^om Michaelmas last in the suit before them between Thomas Sely, 

skinner (peleter) of London, and him for a debt of 42Z. lis. lOid, exacted 

from him by Thomas, as he was in the king's service by his order on 

that day. By p.s. 

Nov. 21. To the sheriffs of London. Order not to put John le Sauser in default 

Newcastle-on- because he did not appear on Monday the eve of SS. Simon and Jude in 

Tyne. the suit before them in the king's busting of London by writ of right 

between Alice, daughter of William de Samwell, demandant, and John, 

tenant, concerning a messuage in London, as he was in the king's service 

by his order on that day. 



276 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1298. 
Dec. 14. 

Auckland. 



Dec. 26. 

Cottingham. 

1299, 

May 28. 

Canterbury, 



July ^. 
Canterbury, 



Sept. 18. 
Canterbury. 



Oct. 7. 
Thurrock- 



Membrane 5 — Schedule — cont 

To the justices of the Bench, Order not to put Robert de Neketon in 
default because he did not appear on Monday the morrow of All Souls 
last in the suit before them between hi^i and William de Rennesle con- 
cerning the unjust taking and detaining of Robert's cattle, as he was in 
the king's service by his order on that day. 

To the sheriff of York. Order not to put Hugh de Eland in default for 
not doing his service to the sheriff's county [court] on Monday before 
Christmas last, as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

To Robert de Retford and Henry Spyg[urnel]. Order not to put 
Godwin le Cordewaner of London in default for not appearing on 
Saturday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last at the jury of 
twenty-four knights to be taken on that day that William Gerberge 
arramed before them against him to convict the jurors of an assize of 
novel disseisin summoned and taken between them before Robert and 
Henry at Thetford concerning a tenement in Stalham, as Godwin was in 
the king's service by his order on that day. 

By K. on the information of W. de Bello Campo. 

To the prior of Bridlington. Order not to put the abbot of Bardeneye 
in default because he did not appear on Thursday the morrow of 
Midsummer last in the suit in the prior's court of Bridlington by writ of 
right between Ralph the farrier (marescallum) of Burton Flemeng and 
Agnes, his wife, demandants, and the abbot, tenant, concerning a 
messuage in Burton Flemeng, as the abbot was in the king's service on 
that day. 

The like to the prior's bailiffs. 

To Adam de Crokedayk and William Inge. Order not to put Fulk son 
of Warin in default for not appearing on Tuesday after St. Augustine the 
Bishop last in the assize of novel disseisin that he arramed before them 
against John son of Fulk and Joan, his wife, concerning a tenement in 
Gedeneye, as he was in the king's service on that day by his order. 

By K. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put Nicholas son of Jordan 
de Tykehull in default because he did not appear on Friday the morrow 
of the Ascension in the suit before them between Emma, daughter of 
William le Taillur of Blyth (Blida), demandant, and Peter de la Sarree, 
tenant, concerning a messuage in Blyth except 40 feet of land in length, 
c6ncerning which Peter vouched Nicholas to warranty against Emma, as 
he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 



Membrane 4. 

Sept. 80. To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Whereas the king granted 
Chatham, by his letters patent [CaL Patent Bolls, 6 Edward I, p. 246] to the prioress 
and nuns of Chester 24 marks yearly from the ferm of the town of 
Middlewich {de Medio JVycho), until such time as he should cause this 
yearly sum to be assigned to them to be received in a certain place for 
ever, for certain fixed alms granted to them by the king's predecessors, 
formerly lords of Cheshire (Ceatresirie), and he also granted to them by 
the same letters 4L 17s. Od, yearly from the said ferm in recompence for 
the damages that they sustain yearly to that amount by the withdrawal 



27 EDWARD I. 



277 



1299. 



Oct. 2. 

Gravesend. 



Oct. 5. 
Thurrock. 



Oct. 8. 
The Tower. 



Oct. 10. 

The Tower. 



Oct. 10. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 4 — cont, 

from them by the abbot and convent of Vale Royal of the tithes pertain- 
ing to the prioress and nuns' church of Ovre, as in the tithes of hay, fish 
ponds, gardens, cows, calves, servants in Lent and other small tithes, until 
the king should in like manner provide them with that sum elsewhere for 
ever; and 20L 17s. Od. are in arrear for Easter and Michaelmas terms in 
the twenty- seventh year of the reign : the king orders the justice to cause 
the prioress and nuns to have this sum, unless they have been already 
satisfied for it, in accordance with the letters aforesaid and as they were 
wont to receive it in times past. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to William le Botiller of Wemme a rent of 10s. 6(/. yearly each from 
Walter de Grafton, John B . . ret, Amice Basket, William Wyring, Maud 
Boddes, Adam in le Hyrne, Robert son of John, John le Neen, Roger 
Leveday, Alditha Turney, William at the Well {ad fontem), Henry de 
Grafton and William de Grafton, to hold saving the right of others and 
saving to Margaret, late the wife of Hugh de Braundeston, her dower 
thereof, which rent he has taken into the king's hands by reason of Hugh's 
death, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Walter, 
John, and the others named above held in villeinage twelve tofts and 
twelve virgates of land in Ovre Etyndon of the said Hugh on the day of 
his death, to wit each of them a toft and a virgate of land, rendering 
therefor 10s, 6d. yearly, and that Hugh held these tenements, which are 
extended at 6L yearly, of the said William le Botiller by the service of a 
quarter of a knight's fee and by paying scutage when it happens, and it 
does not appear to the king by the inquisition aforesaid that Hugh at his 
death held anything of him in chief except the manor of Redenhale, co. 
Norfolk, whereof he and Margaret, his wife, were jointly enfeoffed by 
Bartholomew de Yatynden, her father, to hold to Hugh and Margaret and 
to the heirs begotten upon her, or to her other heirs in case she had no 
issue by Hugh, of the king and his heirs by the service of two knights' 
fees. 

To the keeper of the forest of Rotel[and]. Order to cause John de 
Langeton, the chancellor, to have twelve good oaks with their strippings 
(escaetis) fit for timber, of the king's gift, in the place where the king's 
wood is exposed for sale at this time. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
de Rither to have respite until the morrow of the close of Easter next for 
all debts due to the exchequer, as the king has granted him such respite. 

To the same. Order to permit the executors of the will of Nicholas de 
Aldithelegh, tenant in chief, to have full administration of all his goods 
and chattels for the execution of his will, upon their finding security to 
render to the king any debts due to the exchequer from Nicholas. By K. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle with the town of Legh under Brochirst, which he has taken 
into the king's hands by reason of the death of Nicholas de Aldithele, 
tenant in chief, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas and Katherine, his wife, 
were jointly enfeoffed thereof by Bertram son of Bertram de Burgo, to hold 
to Nicholas and Katherine and the heirs of Nicholas of the chief lords of 
the fee, rendering therefor to Edmund son of John son of Hugh 20s. for 
all service. By K. 



278 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1299. 
Oct. 12- 

Westminster. 

Oct. 14. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 16. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 19. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Thomas le Rus, deceased. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], eseheator this side Trent. Order to restore 
the corn in the barns [grangiis) and other goods within the manors of 
the bishopric of Norwich, which were taken into the king's hands by the 
eseheator on the day of the translation of R[alph], bishop of Norwich, to 
the see of Ely by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Norwich, as 
the king learns from the complaint of the bishop that the eseheator took 
the corn into the king's hands solely for this reason. [Prynne, Eecordsy 
iii, p. 804.] 

To the abbot and convent of Jervaulx {GirevalV), Whereas the king 
granted by his letters patent [Cal. Patent Eolls^ 8 Edward I, p. 86] to John 
de Maura the 201, yearly due to the king from them for the lands of the 
Boterels (BotereUortim)^ which the king granted under certain conditions to 
Robert Waleraund, tenant in chief, and to his heirs, so that John should 
receive the said sum from the hands of the abbot and convent in the 
same manner as Robert was wont to receive it in his lifetime, for his life 
for so long as the king should rightfully receive the said sum by reason of 
the wardship of the lands of Robert and of his heirs, who are not of sound 
mind, or for any other reason : the king orders the abbot and convent to 
cause John to have the said 20^. yearly and the arrears thereof. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause to be delivered to Robert de 
Henneye all the lands of the dean and chapter of Rouen in the sheriff's 
bailiwick, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of the war 
between him and the king of France, and the goods and chattels in the 
same, to be kept in the name of the dean and chapter until the morrow 
of Michaelmas next, so that he shall then answer to the king at the 
exchequer as other keepers of the lands have been wont to do from the 
time when they were taken into the king's hands, as the king wishes to 
show favour to the dean and chapt?er. The sheriff is enjoined to certify 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer at that day as to the manner in 
which he has executed this order, so that they may then do what has been 
enjoined upon the treasurer by the king. 

The like to the' sheriff of Southampton. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], eseheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to J[ohn], elect of Norwich, all the corn sown in the lands of the 
bishopric at the time of the voidance thereof by the translation of Ralph, 
th© late bishop, to the bishopric of Ely, as the king, for 1,000 marks that 
John has acknowledged that he owes to him, to be paid at the king's will, 
has granted to him all the said corn, on condition that John satisfy Ralph 
for his costs and expenses about the lands after his translation. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of John Quoer de 
Boef, tenant in chief, the following of the lands that belonged to John, 
which the king has assigned to her in dowei; : a third of a messuage in 
Buckeslawe, which messuage is extended at 6d. yearly ; 20 acres of arable 
land in the same town, whereof each acre is extended at id. yearly ; IJ 
acres and a rood of pasture in the same town, which are extended at 12id, 
yearly ; 5d, of yearly rent to be received by the hands of Thomas Canon, 
tenant of a cottage in the same town ; the rent of a hen and five eggs to 
be received by the hands of the said Thomas, which are extended at Id, 
yearly, together with a boon-work {opere) of Thomas in autumn, which 
is extended at Id. 



27 EDWARD I. 



279 



1299. 
Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 
Westminster, 



Oct. 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Alan de 
Plugenet, son and heir of Alan de Plugenet, to be acquitted of 174Z. Is. 4rf. 
due to the king from his father at his death for the arrears of his account 
of the time when he was the king's constable of his castle of Corf and 
keeper of his manor of Gillingham, as the king has pardoned Alan the said 
sum in consideration of his father's good and praiseworthy service to him. 

To the same. Order to cause John, duke of Britanny, to be acquitted 
of the 60Z. exacted from him by summons of the exchequer for divers 
causes, as the king has pardoned him this sum. By K. 

To the same. Order to cause Adam de la Brichete, late keeper of the 
lands of John, duke of Britanny, in co. Sussex, to be acquitted of 25L for 
the relief of William de Echingham, tenant of the duke by knight service, 
which Adam paid to the duke and which he ought to have paid to the 
king, as the king has granted this sum to the duke. By K. 

To the same. Order to cause to be delivered to John, duke of Britanny 
and earl of Richmond, all the wardships in that earldom that came to the 
king's hands during the time when the earl's lands in that earldom 
together with his other lands elsewhere in the realm were in the king's 
hands by reason of the war between the king and the king of France, as 
the king has granted to him all the wardships to have in the same form 
as he lately granted to him his lands. 

To the sheriffs of London. Whereas John de Hesengheim and Walter, 
his son, burgesses and merchants of Malines in Brabant, were arrested and 
imprisoned in Neugate by those who were appointed to make search that 
good and lawful money should not be carried out of the realm, by reason 
of 12L of good sterlings found with them at Billingesgate, wherewith it 
was said they wished to leave the realm, and the king sent John de 
Berewyk thither to enquire fully concerning this, and John, upon its being 
found that the said merchants were not guilty of the things charged 
against them, enjoined the sheriffs to cause them to be kept courteously 
in the sheriffs' houses until they should receive further orders from the 
king : the king, at the instance of John, duke of Brabant, his son, who 
has specially besought him on their behalf, orders the sheriffs to deliver 
them from the custody aforesaid, and to cause to be restored to them in 
full their money and other goods and chattels that were arrested with 
them, so that they may make their advantage thereof as shall seem best 
to them, on condition that they do nothing therewith contrary to the 
ordinance lately made by the king and the common council of the realm 
concerning money and certain other things. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Maud, late the wife of Thomas de Marynes, 
tenant in chief, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not 
marry without the king's licence. 



Membrane 3. 

Oct. 18. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. John Petit and Firmin de 

Westminster. Millevill, burgesses of Abbeville, have shown the king that whereas 

Geoffrey Darundel and William Mote of Fyngessam, the mayor and 

bailiffs' fellow-burgesses, bought before the commencement of the war 

between the king and the king of France from John le Clerk, attorney of 



280 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 21. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



J 299 Membrane 3 — cont, 

John and Pirmin, corn to the value of 25Z. 10s. Od., and the money thence 
arising was arrested in the hands of Geoffrey and William by reason of 
the said war, and they have besought the king to cause the money to be 
delivered to them : the king orders the mayor and bailiffs, if it is so and 
if Geoffrey and William acknowledge themselves to be bound to the said 
merchants in this sum of money, to cause the money to be released from 
arrest and to compel Geoffrey and William to make payment thereof to 
John and Firmin. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of John Quoer de Boef, tenant 
in chief, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry 
without his licence. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Notification 
that the king has granted to John Haraud, late sheriff of the county of 
Lymeryk, that he may pay the 200^. in which he is indebted to that 
exchequer for the arrears of his account for the time when he was sheriff 
of that county at the rate of ten marks yearly, and order to cause him to 
have these terms and to cause this to be so done and enrolled. By K. 

To J. bishop of Carlisle, constable of Carlisle castle. Order to deliver 
Ivo de Killosbern of Galloway (Galeivedia), a hostage of the king in the 
constable's custody, to Robert de Clyfford, as the king has granted Ivo to 
him. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Alan de Plukenet, son 
and heir of Alan de Plukenet, has shown the king that whereas his father 
paid to Queen Eleanor, the king's late consort, 26^. from the issues of the 
manor of Gillingham of the time when he was keeper of that manor, 
which the king assigned to Eleanor in dower, the treasurer and barons 
charge the son with this sum although they were ascertained by the said 
queen's letters patent that the money had been thus paid: the king orders 
them to inspect the letters aforesaid, and if it appear to be so, to cause 
the heir to be acquitted of the aforesaid sum. 

Oct. 19. Geoffrey de Sprottele, imprisoned at York for the death of John son of 

Westminster. William de Hoton, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
York to bail him until the coming of the justices. 

Oct. 22. To the guardians of the archbishopric of York. Order to cause Robert 

Westminster, de Bardelby, king's clerk, to have in the wood of the archbishopric at 
Wistowe four oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. 

Oct. 18. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Jordan Foliot, and 

to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 

the escheator that Jordan at his death held nothing of the king in chief 

by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

ByC. 

Oct. 23, To the justice of Chester, or to him who supplies his place. Order to 

Westminster, pay to Robert de Crevequer 22L 10s, Od. for Michaelmas term last from 
the issues of the mills and bridge of Chester, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him, in recompence for his gr^nt to the king and Queen 
Eleanor, his late consort, of the manor of Saham, of the custody of the 
castle of Bestan, co. Chester, and for the custody thereof of 100s. yearly 
and also of iOL yearly from the issues of the said mills and bridge, a 
moiety at the quinzaine of Easter and the other moiety at the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas, for his life. 



27 EDWAED I. 



281 



1299. 



Oct. 21. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 23. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 21. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

W'estminster. 



Oct. 24. 

Westminster, 



Oct. 24. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 24. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

To the bailiffs of the Hundred without the north gate of Oxford. Order 
to pay to the said Eobert 101, for Michaehnas term last of the 20L yearly, 
that the king granted to him for life from the ferm of that Hundred, for 
the release that he made to the king and to Queen Eleanor, his late 
consort, of the manor of Ditton. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Thomas, earl of Lancaster, the king's nephew, the 
manor of Passenham, as the king lately caused the manor, which 
belonged to Master Thomas de Sudington, deceased, to be taken into the 
king's hands by writ of the exchequer for certain causes, and the king 
wishes to show favour to the earl, although he could by certain evidences 
in the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer rightfully retain the manor 
in his hands. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further until otherwise ordered 
with the lands that belonged to Henry de Wynton[ia], lately deceased, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry at his 
death held nothing of the king in chief, but that he held of Adam de 
Creting, deceased, tenant in chief, whose lands are in the king's hands 
and in the custody of John de Berewyk, his clerk, by his commission, and 
that Thomas de Wynton[ia], son of Henry, is his next heir and is of 
full age. 

To Master Richard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. Order to 
cause dower to be assigned to Christiana, late the wife of Ralph de Cotum, 
tenant of the king by reason of the lands of Robert de Stutevill being in 
his hands, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the 
king's licence. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Isabel, late the wife of John de Mawardyn, tenant 
in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without his licence. 

To the keeper of the king's Hay of Hereford. Order to cause William 
de Mortuo Mari, clerk, to have in that Hay ten oaks fit for timber, of the 
king's gift. By K. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent.' Order to 
cause W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield to have in the forest of 
Wauberge ten oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
sheriff of Oxford of a third of the ferm of the manor of Rolandrith, 
which manor belonged to Adam le Despenser, tenant in chief, from the 
time when the sheriff assigned a third thereof in dower to Joan, late the 
wife of Adam, as the king, on 27 November, in the twenty sixth year of 
his reign*^ ordered him to assign dower to her from the manor, which the 
king committed to the sheriff by writ of the exchequer for 20Z. yearly, 
and the sheriff assigned to her a third of the manor, which is extended at 
6Z. 135. M, [p. 188, above]. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to William de Grandisono his park of Lydyerd, which is within 
the bounds of the king's forest of Bradene, together with [the issues] 
received thence, as the king has pardoned him the trespass that he is said 

*The roll reads 'vicesimo septimo die Novembris, anno regni nostri vicesimo, 
septimo die Novembris, anno regni vicesimo sexto.' 



282 



CALBNDAK OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1299. 



Oct. 28. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 24. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 24. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 24. 

Westminster, 



Nov. 3. 

St. Albans* 



Membrane 3 — cont 

to have committed in not repairing the hedge {hay am) of the park, which 
was broken down through age, by reason of which breach the justice 
took the park into the king's hands, on condition that William shall 
forthwith cause the hedge to be repaired, as he is bound to do. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Hugh, 
son and heir of John de Nevill, tenant in chief, to be acquitted of 166Z. 
that they exact from him for the lOL yearly wherewith the manor of 
Arnal, co. Nottingham, which he holds of the king in chief, is charged at 
the exchequer, from 20 May, in the tenth year of the reign, until 10 May, 
in the twenty-sixth year, as he was a minor in the king's wardship from 
the former date, when the king caused the lands that belonged to John to 
be taken into his hands by reason of his death, until the latter date, when 
the king took Hugh's homage. 

Peter Wych, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of Richard Faucun, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Devon to bail him. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to permit William Burdet to have 
respite during the king's pleasure for all debts due to the exchequer, as 
the king has granted this respite to William, who is setting out for 
Scotland with Fulk son of Fulk son of Warin in the king's service by his 
order. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to permit Fulk son of Fulk son of 
Warin to have respite during the kings pleasure for all debts due to the 
exchequer, as the king has granted this respite to Fulk, who is setting out 
in his service for Scotland by his order. 

The like to the sheriffs of Gloucester, Berks and Cambridge. 

To the collectors of the fifteenth at Munemuthe, Grosemunt, White 
Castle (Album Castrum)^ and Skynefryth. Order to cause all the money 
levied by them and that shall be hereafter levied from the fifteenth to be 
delivered to William de Grandisono, to do therewith what the king has 
enjoined upon him, receiving from him his letters patent testifying the 
receipt. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
23 June last, granted to William de Fienles all his lands in England 
which had been taken into the king's hands by reason of the war between 
him and the king of France, to hold during the truce between the two 
kings, and ordered the treasurer and barons to deliver to William his 
lands with the goods in them up to the value of the goods found therein 
on the day when the lands were taken into the king's hand [p. 254, 
above] : the king, wishing to show him further favour, has granted to 
him all the issues of the lands from the said 23 June hitherto received 
by the king, saving only to the king his expenses incurred about the 
lands, and he has also granted to him the value of all the goods found 
on the day of the said taking into the king's hands in the lands of Hugh 
de Curtenay, which were then in William's hands in name of wardship 
by reason of Hugh's minority by the king's grant, and he has also 
granted to him the custody of the land and heir of Baldwin de Benstan, 
with the marriage of the heir, which fell to the king by reason of the 
wardship of the said Hugh and which pertains to William by reason of 
Hugh's knights' fees, which the king granted to him, as he says, together 
with the wardship : the king orders the treasurer and barons to deliver to 
William the issues from the said 23 June, the value of the goods, and the 
custody, as above. 



27 EDWAED I. 



288 



1299. Membrane 2. 

Oct. 23. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to Katharine, late the wife of Nicholas de Adithelegh, tenant in chief, 
the following of the lands of Nicholas, which the king has assigned to her 
in dower : a messuage in Egemundon, co. Salop, which is extended at 12t/. 
yearly; 60 acres of land in the same town, which is extended at lO^., 
to wit each acre at 2d. yearly ; an acre of meadow in the same town, 
which is extended at Qd. yearly ; the pleas and perquisites of the court 
there, which are extended at 3s. id. yearly ; 91, 145. A^d. of yearly rent 
from certain free sokemen in the same town; a fishpond in the town of 
Newport [Novi Burgi), in the same county, which is extended at 10s. yearly ; 
a third of the toll of that borough, which is extended at 6s. M. yearly ; 
6s. l^d. of yearly rent from certain burgesses holding certain burgages in 
that town ; 24s. of yearly rent from the whole community of the town 
for a common pasture in that town ; 4 acres of meadow in Tonstal, 
CO. Stafford, which are extended at 16d!., to wit each acre at id. 
yearly; two parts of two water-mills in the same town, which are 
extended at 26s. Sd. yearly ; an iron mine in the same town, which is 
extended at 100s. yearly ; a quarry for mill- stones in the same town, 
which is extended at 10s. yearly ; the pleas and perquisites of the court 
there, which are extended at 6s. yearly; 73s. Sd. of yearly rent from 
certain free tenants in that town ; 12/. 2s. 8J<i. of yearly rent from 
certain customary tenants {exist mnariorum) in that town ; 60. acres of 
wood in Horton, in the same county, which are extended at 6s. yearly, to 
wit each acre at Id. yearly ; two parts of a water-mill in the same town, 
which is extended at Qs. 8d. yearly; the pleas and perquisites of the court 
there, which are extended at 5s. yearly ; 17s. of yearly rent from certain 
free tenants in the same town ; 106s. 2d. of yearly rent from certain 
customary tenants in the same town ; two parts of two water-mills in 
Betteleye, in the same county, which two parts are extended at 40s. 
yearly ; a lake there, which is extended at 6s. 8d. yearly ; the pleas and 
perquisites of the court there which are extended at 6s. Sd. yearly; 
104s. 9fc?. of yearly rent from certain burgesses holding certain burgages 
in that town. 

To the justice of Chester, or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
deliver to the aforesaid Katharine the following of the lands of Nicholas, 
which the king has assigned to her in dower : two parts of two parts of 
the manor of Newehalle, co. Chester, which are extended at 4Z. Is. id, 
yearly ; a ninth of a water-mill in the town of Nantwich {Wyz Maubmi)^ 
in the same county, which ninth is extended at 13*. id. yearly ; a ninth 
of the toll called ^ tolstok ' in the same town, which ninth is extended at 
13s. id. yearly ; a ninth of the ferries of Bruneshurst and Swanebache, 
in the same county, which [ninth is] extended at 5s. yearly ; 40s. Hd. 
of yearly rent in Smalewode, in the same county, from certain villeins in 
that town ; two parts of a water-mill in the same town, which are 
extended at 6s. Sd. yearly ; the pleas and perquisites of the court of that 
town, which are extended at 12d. yearly; certain customs in the said 
town of Nantwich [Wiz Mauhan) called ' fretol ' and ' smaltol,' which are 
extended at 10s. yearly ; 20s. of yearly rent and a rent of two pounds of 
pepper in the same town, which are extended at \2d. yearly, by the hands 
of certain burgesses of that town. 

Oct. 22. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to Enama, late the wife of Richard son of John, tenant in chief, the 

following of the knights' fees that belonged to him, as the king has 

assigned them to Emma as her dower with the assent of the heirs and 



284 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1299. 



Oct. 25. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 5. 
Lavendon. 



Oct. 2L 
Westminster. 



Oct. 23. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 24. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 27. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 2 — cont, 

parceners of Kichard's inheritance : a moiety of a fee in Chilington, co. 
Stafford, which moiety John Giffard holds; a fee in Northpidle, co. 
Worcester, which Henry de Segrave holds ; a moiety of a fee in Adynton, 
CO. Buckingham, which moiety Robert le Lou holds ; two parts of a fee 
in Est Aston, in the same county, which two parts Eichard de Amary 
holds ; the fifth of a fee in Bottecleydon, in the same county, which fifth 
Joan de Valoignes holds. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Emma the following of 
Richard's advowsons of churches, which the king has assigned to her as 
her dower: the advowson of the church of Cranleye, co. Surrey; the 
advowson of the church of Alfaud, in the same county ; and the advowson 
of the church of Wodeberwe, co. Wilts. 

To the sheriffs of London. Robert Gerodonis has shown the king that 
whereas a servant of his fell from a horse of his that he was imprudently 
watering in the depths of the Thames and was drowned, for which reason 
the sheriffs took the horse into the king's hands as deodand : the king, 
wishing to show Robert special favour, orders the sheriffs to restore the 
horse to Robert if it have been taken into the king's hands solely for this 
reason. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause Robert de Ditton to have 
seisin of a messuage and a virgate of land in Aston in les Hales, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the messuage and land, 
which Richard Broun of Aston, who was outlawed for felony, held, have 
been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Richard held 
them of Robert de Ditton, and that the township of Aston in les Hales 
had the king's year and day thereof, for which it ought to answer to the 
king. 

Geoffrey de Kydeslegh, imprisoned at Notingham for the death of 
Geoffrey the baker [pistoris)^ son of Hugh de Kydeslegh, wherewith he is 
charged, has letters to the sheriff of Nottingham to bail him until the 
coming of the justices, 

Robert le Mouner of Caldewell, imprisoned at Notingham for the death 
of William Noon, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Nottingham to bail him, etc. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to permit Ralph de Monte 
Hermerii, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, to have respite during the 
king's will for the debts due from him to the exchequer, as the king has 
granted this respite to Ralph, who is setting out by his order for Scotland 
in his service. 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 

Essex and Hertford. 

Cambridge. 

Gloucester. 

Oxford. 

Berks. 

Buckingham and Bedford. 

Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Somerset and Dorset. 

Worcester. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to pay to Laurence de Longauere of 
Scotland, esquire, who was captured in the conflict at Dumbar and is 
imprisoned in Tunebrigg castle, and to his keeper the arrears of their 



27 EDWAED I. 



285 



1299. 



Oct. 26. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 80. 
Langley. 



Nov. 2. 

Langley. 



Nov. 2. 
Langley. 



Nov. 2. 
Langley. 



Nov. 5. 
Lavendon. 



Nov. 13. 
Tickhill. 



Membrane 2 — cont, 

wages during the sheriff's time, and to pay them their wages henceforth, 
to wit Sd, a day to Laurence and M, a day to the keeper, until otherwise 
ordered by the king. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Notification 
that the king has taken the homage of Joan, the eldest daughter and 
co-heiress of Sibyl de Bello Campo, and the homage of John de Liddel, 
who married Alice, the youngest daughter and co-heiress of Sibyl, for the 
purparties falling to them of the lands that Sibyl at her death held of the 
king in chief, and has rendered to them their purparties, and order to 
divide the lands into two equal parts in the presence of Joan, John, and 
Alice, if they choose to be present, and to cause them to have seisin of 
their purparties, upon their finding security to render their relief to the 
exchequer, saving the right of others. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to permit the prior of 
Lewes to have respite until the octaves of the Purification next for all 
debts due to the exchequer, as the king has granted this respite to him. 

By K. on the information of W, bishop of Coventry and 
Lichfield. 
The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 
Cambridge. York. 

Sussex and Surrey. Leicester. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to deliver from prison those who were 
indicted before Eobert de Bures and Walter de Gilling for besieging the 
church of Pageham and the houses of the church and for divers trespasses 
committed by them upon Theobald de Bares, parson of the aforesaid 
church, and upon Gerricus de Fago, his proctor there, and whom the 
king ordered to be taken by the sheriff and to be committed to prison 
until he should otherwise ordain, and also others who were indicted of 
these trespasses before the said Robert and Walter and were arrested and 
imprisoned by the sheriff", upon their finding mainpernors who shall 
undertake, to wit body for body, to have them before the king at his will 
to answer to him for the contempt aforesaid and to Theobald and 
Gerricus for the trespasses aforesaid. By K. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to permit Hugh de Curteny to have 
respite during the king's pleasure for all debts due from him to the 
exchequer, as the king has granted this respite to Hugh, who is setting 
out by his order for Scotland in his service. 

The like to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the sheriff 
of Devon. By K. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Nicholas le Butiller to have from the issues of the escheator' s bailiwick 
2d, daily for his wages until otherwise ordered, together with the arrears 
of that sum since the escheator's appointment. By K. 

To Adam de Welles, keeper of the forest between the bridges of Oxford 
and Staunford. Order to cause the abbot of Lavendene to have in the 
forest of Salcey {de Salceto) six oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. 

ByK. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause Roger de Donecastre, 
Williani de Lund and Margery, his wife, Hugh de Thorp, and Robert son 
of Bartholomew to have seisin of a quarter of a messuage and of a quarter 
of a bovate of land in Claworth, as the king learns by inquisition taken 



286 CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



-. OQQ Membrane 2 — cont, 

by the sheriff that the premises, which Robert Tupeheved, who was 
hanged for felony, held, have been in the king's hands for a year and a 
day, and that the township of Claworth ought to answer to the king for 
the year and the day thereof. 

Oct. 80. To Walter de Pederton, justice of West Wales. Order to cause the 

Langley. abbess of Thlanthler to be acquitted of the 20 marks at which she was 
lately amerced before the justice for a trespass that she is said to have 
committed in felling an oak in the king's wood of Killellewresse and in 
carrying it away without the king*s licence, as the king has pardoned her 
this amercement at the instance of Queen Margaret, his consort. By K. 

Nov. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 

York. de Cantilupo to have respite during the king's pleasure for all debts due 
from him to the exchequer, as the king has granted this respite to William, 
who is setting out with him for Scotland in his service by his order. 
The like to the sheriffs of York and Lincoln. 

Nov. 16. Roger le Syneman of Seleby, imprisoned at York for the death of John 
York. le Baggere of Snayth, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of York to bail him until the first assize. 

Nov. 18, To Robert de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
York. cause Master Richard de Havering', keeper of the king's manor of 
Clipston, to have in the forest of Shirewode twenty oaks fit for timber, in 
order to repair the king's houses of the manor. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To Master Richard de Haveryng, escheator this side Trent. Order to 

cause six tuns of wine to be bought for the king's use, and to cause them 

to be carried to the aforesaid manor and there placed in the king's cellar. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order 

to cause Eustace de Hache, constable of Marleberge castle, to have in the 

king's forest of Sevenak ninety oaks fit for timber, in order to repair 

the king's fishpond at Marleberge and his mills and houses at La Berton. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

Nov. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
York. cause William de Hache, who is setting out with Eustace de Hache for 
Scotland in the king's service by his order, as appears to the king by 
Eustace's testimony, to have respite until the quinzaine of Easter for all 
debts due to the king at that exchequer, unless the king shall otherwise 
ordain in the meantime, as the king has granted William this respite. 

ByK. 
The like in favour of Robert Mile, who is setting out with John de 
Merk', addressed to the sheriff of Cumberland. 
Nov. 16» The like in favour of Nicholas de Worteleye, who is setting out with 
York. William de Cantilupo, addressed to the sheriff of York. 

The like in favour of Robert de Plumton, who is setting out with the 
said William, addressed to the sheriff of York. 

The like in favour of Fulk Lestrange (Exti-aneus), who is setting out 
with William le Latimer, addressed to the sheriff of York. 

Nov. 18, To J. bishop of Winchester. Request that he will grant as a courtesy 

York. (curialitatem facer e) to the king bream and pikes "in order to stock the 

fishpond at the castle of Marleberge, as the king has to stock it, and that 



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lie will deliver them to Eustace de Hacche, constable of the castle, for 
which the king will be thankful to him. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and 
Lichfield. 
The like to the following : 

The abbot of Stanley in Wiltshire for bream and pikes. 

By K. on the information of the said bishop. 
The abbot of Keding for bream. 

By K. on the information of the said bishop. 



MEMBRANE 1. 

Oct. 80. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Langley. Maud de Bello Campo, countess of Warwick, the eldest sister and heiress 
of Kichard son of John, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the following 
knights' fees and advowsons of churches that belonged to him, which the 
king has assigned to her in accordance with the partition of the knights' 
fees and advowsons of churches made in chancery by the assent of the 
heirs and parceners of Eiohard's inheritance: a third of a fee in Yerdele, 
CO. Northampton, which Henry Gobion holds ; a quarter and an eighth 
of a fee that Adam de la Eivere holds in co. Wilts ; a moiety of a fee in 
Redmerleye, co. Worcester, which John de Redmerleye holds; a fee in 
Berghes, co. Essex, which John de Rocheford holds ; the advowson of the 
hospital of Shuldham, co. Norfolk; the advowson of the church of 
Fambrigge, co. Essex; the advowson of the church of Stanbrigg, co. 
Essex; and the advowson of the church of Nategrave, co. Gloucester. 
The king has also assigned to her from the knights' fees that Emma, late 
the wife of the said Richard, holds in dower of the inheritance aforesaid 
a moiety of a knight's fee in Chilinton, co. Stafford, which John Giffard 
holds. The king has also assigned to her, Robert de Clifford and Idonia 
de Leyburn, co-heirs with her, from the advowsons of churches that 
Emma holds in dower of the said inheritance the advowson of the 
church of Gravele, co. Surrey, to have in their purparties after Emma's 
death under this form : that the countess shall present to it upon the 
first voidance, and Robert and Idonia upon the second, and so alternately 
for ever. 

To the same. Like order to cause Joan la Botillere, one of the sisters 
and heiresses of the said Richard, to have seisin of the following knights' 
fees and advowsons : a fee in Benefeld, co. Sussex, which Henry de 
Benef eld holds : a fee in the same town that John Weps holds ; a quarter 
of a fee in Puppesti, in the same county ; a moiety of a fee in Adelworth, 
which moiety the prior of Lewes holds ; a fee in Little Stanbrigg, co. 
Essex, which William de Sutton holds ; the advowson of the hospital of 
Tillebury, co. Essfics ; and the advowson of the church of Shire, co. 
Surrey. The king has also assigned to her from the knights' fees and 
advowsons that the aforesaid Emma holds in dower a fifth of a fee in 
Bottecleydon, co. Buckingham, and the advowson of the church of 
Attefeld, co. Surrey, to have in her purparty after Emma's death. 

To the same. Like order to cause Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, 
kinsman and one of the heirs of the said Richard, to have seisin of the 
following knights' fees and advowsons that belonged to Richard : a fee 
in Lasham, co. Southampton, which John Dabernoun holds ; a quarter 
of a fee in Camsyde, co. Essex, which John Butteturte holds; the 
advowson of the hospital of Snelleshale, co. Buckingham ; and the 



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advowson of the church of Morton, co. Devon. The king has alfc 
assigned to him from the knights' fees and advowsons of churches that 
the aforesaid Emma holds in dower of the said inheritance a fee in 
Northpidele, co. Worcester, which Henry de Segrave holds ; and the 
advowson of the church of Westbury, co. Wilts. 

To the same. Like order to assign to Robert de Clyfford, kinsman, and 
Idonia de Leyburn, the niece of the aforesaid Richard, his co-heirs, 
the following of the knights' fees that belonged to Richard : ] J fees in 
Lambourne, co. Essex, which William de Rym . . . holds ; a fee in 
Lasham, co. Southampton, which the prior of Portesmuth holds; a moiety 
of a fee in Skelbrok, co. York, which fee Edmund le Botiller holds ; the 
advowson of the hospital of Ivichirche ; and the advowson of the church 
of Wyntreslawe. The king has also assigned to them from the knights' 
fees that the aforesaid Emma holds in dower of the said inheritance a 
moiety of a fee in Adynton, co. Buckingham ; and two parts of a fee in 
Est Aston, in the same county. The king has also assigned to them and 
to Maud de Bello Campo, countess of Warwick, from the advowsons of 
churches that Emma holds in dower the advowson of the church of 
[Gravele], co. Surrey, to have in their purparties after Emma's death, in 
this form : that the countess shall present to it upon the first voidance, 
and Robert and Idonia upon the second, and so alternately for ever, 

Nov. 16. To Master Richard de Abyndon, the king's clerk. Whereas the king 
York. has appointed Richard Siward and him to ordain and provide for the safe 
custody of the close [without the castle] of Loghmaban strengthened with 
palings, as contained in the king's letters patent [CaL Patent Rolls, 
27 Edward I, p. 455], and it is necessary that Richard Siward shall come 
with the king in his present expedition : the king orders Richard de 
Abyndon to go in person to the said place and to ordain and provide for 
the said custody as shall seem fit to his discretion, so that the king ought 
to commend his circumspection and industry. 

Robert le Bonde of Haneleye, imprisoned at Worcester for the death of 
Adam le Yap of Hanleye, wherewith he is charged, has letters to bail 
him until the first assize. 

Nov, 18. To Edward, the king's son. Order to cause the body of Edward, son of 
York. John de Balliolo, who is staying with the king's son, to be delivered to 
John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, or to his attorney bringing this letter ^ 
and the earl's letters of receipt making mention of the said Edward, as the 
king has granted the said Edward to the earl to be kept as the king has 
enjoined upon him by word of mouth. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

Nov. 15. To Walter de la Haye, escheafcor in Ireland. Order to take into the 
York. king's hands all the lands with the knights' fees and advowsons of 
churches and other appurtenances of John de Mohun within the county 
of Kildare and without it in Ireland, and to cause them to be safely kept 
until the king shall otherwise ordain, so that answer may be made to the 
exchequer of Dublin for the issues thence arising, as John has surrendered 
the said lands into the king's hands quit of him and his heirs. By K. 

Nov. 16. To Robert de Clyfford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

York. cause the Friars Minors of Grantham to have in the forest of Shirewode 

eight oaks fit for timber for the works of their church at Grantham, of the 

king's gift. By K. on the information of Brother W. de Wynterburn. 



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To Eustace de Hacche, constable of Marleberge castle. Order to cause 
tlie king's fishpond at the castle and his mills and houses at Le Berton to 
be repaired. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To John de London[ia], constable of Windsor castle. Order to cause 
the houses, tower, walls and bridges of the castle, with the stable and 
wall of the king's garden without the castle, the houses and ponds of the 
park of Windsor, with the paling round it, the houses and walls of the 
manor of Kenyton, with the paling and wall round the park there, and 
the houses and walls of the manor of Bray, to be repaired. 



1298. 



Nov. 26. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



Dec. 8. 
Tynemouth, 



Dec. 4. 
Tynemouth. 



Dec. 5. 
Horton 
Grange. 



MEMBRANE 20d. 

Memorandum^ that whereas the king granted that John de Sandale in 
the first place should be preferred to others to a church or prebend of the 
value of 100 marks, and then Master John Lovel should be preferred to 
others to a prebend of the value of 80 or 100 marks, pertaining to the 
king's collation, as soon as they should happen to be void, he granted at 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, on Thursday before Bt. Andrew, that Walter de 
Agmodesham shall, after the said John and John have been thus 
provided, be preferred to others to a church or prebend of the value of 
80 or 100 marks pertaining to the king's collation. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Writ of summons for an eyre for common 
pleas, to be holden at Cambridge on the